Heading into their series with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs were playing some of their best baseball of the season. The Cubs had won 5 out of 6 since the All-Star break, but completely sputtered in St. Louis. After dropping their first two games, the Cubs were shutout for the second straight day, falling 7-0 in the series-finale. St. Louis outscored Chicago 23-1 over the course of the three-game series.
The Cubs offense had no answer for Lance Lynn on Sunday, as he held them to just five hits in six innings. Lynn improved his record to 12-4 and dropped his ERA to 3.10 with the win. Travis Wood struggled from the beginning of his outing, allowing four runs in the opening inning. He also allowed back-to-back homers from Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran in the fifth inning.
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