Lynn goes to 6-0, 5 Cardinals homer in 9-6 victory


May 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — Lance Lynn gave up three hits through five scoreless innings to become the majors’ first six-game winner and the St. Louis Cardinals held on for a 9-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Rafael Furcal hit the 30th leadoff home run of his career for St. Louis, the first of five homers for the Cardinals on the night. Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday hit consecutive homers to open the third off Joe Saunders (2-2). Allen Craig and David Freese homered to start the seventh after Arizona had scored six times in the sixth to cut the lead to 7-6. Lynn (6-0), the first St. Louis pitcher to start the season with six wins since Bob Tewksbury in 1994, left with a 7-0 lead. Cody Ransom hit a two-run homer in the Diamondbacks’ rally.