MILWAUKEE (AP) – Lance Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the
seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee
Brewers 9-3 on Sunday, taking two out of three games from their NL
Central rivals to start the season.
     Ryan Braun hit his first home run of the year for the Brewers, a
solo shot with the game well out of reach in the ninth.
     It was the third career start for Lynn (1-0), who played a key
relief role during the Cardinals’ championship run last season. The
24-year-old right-hander was added to the rotation after Chris
Carpenter went on the disabled list with a shoulder problem this
     Corey Hart had a solo homer in the fifth for Milwaukee after
hitting a pair of home runs Saturday.