St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with two doubles and sparked a three-run sixth inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the middle test of a three-game set at Busch Stadium.
Lance Lynn (5-0) was sharp in seven innings of work, allowing just a run on five hits while striking out five. Carlos Beltran homered for the Cardinals while Edward Mujica picked up his sixth save in as many tries this season.
Brandon Phillips picked up both Cincinnati RBI, including a solo home run off Mujica to lead off the ninth.
Homer Bailey (1-3) tossed 5 1/3 innings, surrendering all four Cardinals runs on nine hits.