Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:33 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 4, 2013 9:25 AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lance Lynn pitched seven solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran in a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Lynn allowed one run and five hits, struck out six and walked one. He improved to 8-1 for the second consecutive season while becoming the third National League pitcher to reach eight wins, trailing Patrick Corbin's league-leading nine for Arizona.
Molina hit a leadoff drive in the fifth on the same day he received a one-game suspension from Major League Baseball for making contact with umpire Mike Everitt during an argument on Sunday. The All-Star catcher appealed the decision.
Molina's fourth homer lifted St. Louis to a 5-0 lead. He finished with two hits and two RBIs.