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Lynn Struggles with Slider as Cards Lose to Twins

Posted at: 03/04/2013 4:44 PM
By: Associated Press

nullJUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday.

Working on his slider instead of throwing fastballs and trying to induce fly balls into the wind, Lynn gave up three runs - two earned - and five hits in 2 1-3 innings.

Aaron Hicks and Brian Dozier started with singles, and Trevor Plouffe hit a sacrifice fly. Singles by Chris Parmalee and Joe Benson brought in another run, and Lynn threw wildly on Wilkin Ramirez's grounder for an error that allowed the third run in.

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