Arizona Diamondbacks (18-30) at St. Louis Cardinals (25-21), 7:15 p.m. (ET)

 

The Sports Network

(SportsNetwork.com) - Lance Lynn takes aim at his sixth win of the season on Thursday when the St. Louis Cardinals close out a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Busch Stadium.

Lynn won for the first time in five starts on Friday against Atlanta, as he allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to run his record to 5-2, while lowering his ERA to 3.67.

"It was just one of those things where all of a sudden, everything clicked and I was throwing the ball where I wanted to," Lynn said. "After that, I was ready to go.

Lynn is a perfect 2-0 lifetime versus Arizona with a 2.37 ERA in five games (3 starts).

Arizona, meanwhile, will counter with lefty Wade Miley, who has lost three of his last four decisions. Miley fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, as he surrendered four runs and seven hits in six innings and fell to 3-4 to go along with a 4.94 ERA.

Miley has split two starts against the Cardinals with a 4.38 ERA.

St. Louis continued to roll on Wednesday, as Matt Holliday started the defensive play that kept the Cardinals tied with the Diamondbacks and ended the game by scoring on an error in the 12th inning in his team's 3-2 triumph.

Matt Adams and Allen Craig each had three hits, as the Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games and can sweep this three-game set Thursday.

Seth Maness (2-2) pitched one inning to get the win, while Trevor Cahill (1-6) suffered the loss.

Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer for Arizona, which lost for the fourth time in six games.

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha was in the dugout when he suffered a contusion on his right elbow after being hit by a batted ball from Adams leading off the bottom of the sixth inning.

The D'backs won four of seven games against St. Louis last season.

Read more Baseball Wires stories from the Miami Herald

  • Royals snap skid with 7-1 victory over White Sox

    Dayton Moore tapped his hand against the back of a bench. Seated next to him, Ned Yost kicked his foot up against a nearby railing. Together they sat inside the visitors' dugout at U.S. Cellular Field and watched the latest edition of the Royals take batting practice.

  • Mets down M's, 3-1

    SEATTLE-Erasmo Ramirez finished folding his clothes into his bags. A trip to Tacoma awaited him, but not for the reasons that have previously earned him a demotion to the minor leagues.

  • Lucroy's homer gives Brewers walk-off win vs. Reds

    They hit four solo home runs, two of which came from Jonathan Lucroy, to power a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category