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Cardinals blank Cubs, complete sweep

5:12 PM, Jul 22, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Jon Jay and Tony Cruz hit consecutive two-run doubles in the first inning, backing six scoreless frames from Lance Lynn, and the Cardinals downed the Cubs, 7-0, on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran added back-to-back solo homers in the fifth inning for St. Louis, which had lost five of six entering the series.

Lynn (12-4) gave up four hits with three walks and five strikeouts and improved to 3-0 against the Cubs this season.

Travis Wood (4-5) went six innings in the setback, allowing seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Bryan LaHair went 2-for-4 and Starlin Castro added a double.

The Cubs, who had won six of seven prior to this series, were shut out for the second straight game and managed just one run in the set.

They placed a runner on second base in each of the first three innings on Sunday and, for the series, went a combined 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

 

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