ST. china jerseys . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn is making the most of a surprise opportunity. Lynn pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. The Cardinals snapped a two-game skid with their fourth win in six games. Chicago, which lost five of its first six, had won two in a row. Lynn (2-0) gave up four hits and one run in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out five, walked two and lowered his ERA to 1.50 in a game delayed almost 2 hours by rain. The 39th overall pick in the 2008 amateur draft, Lynn allowed one run over 6 2-3 innings in his first start this season, a 9-3 win at Milwaukee on Sunday. He began the year with a 1-1 career mark. Lynn gained a spot in the rotation when Chris Carpenter was put on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury before the start of the season. The husky, 6-foot-5 Lynn, who was originally headed to the bullpen, is enjoying his time as a starter. "Im just going to try and do what Im capable of and not try to do too much," he said. "Just make pitches and try not to give up runs." Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has been very pleased with Lynns first two efforts, especially Saturdays performance. "I thought he was very good. Hes just got good movement on his fastball," Matheny said. "Obviously, hes got some velocity on it. We all have high expectations." Lynn, in his fourth major league start, set Chicago down in order in three of the first four innings. He gave up just two hits over the first five innings before tiring in the sixth. "Hes a big guy, a strike-thrower," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "You dont get many guys on against him. We really couldnt get anything going." Jon Jay hit his second home run of the season in the seventh off Shawn Camp. The Cardinals broke open a scoreless game with four runs in the fourth off Chris Volstad (0-1). Molina brought in Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter with a single up the middle. Daniel Descalso had an RBI triple and Tyler Greene added an RBI single. Carpenter, filling in for Lance Berkman at first base, had the key hit in the inning, smashing a 3-2 pitch off the top of the wall in right. The drive put runners on second and third with one out. "Biggest pitch of the inning," Volstad said. Berkman has a strained left calf and is day to day. Carpenter is hitting .278 with five RBIs. "Obviously, we need Lance to get healthy, but until he does, hopefully I can get the job done," Carpenter said. "I just want to have good, positive at-bats and play good defence." Chicago finally scored in the sixth on Starlin Castros RBI single. J.C. Romero relieved Lynn and struck out Ian Stewart and Bryan LaHair to end the threat. But the St. Louis bullpen allowed just two hits over the final three innings. Romero turned in 1 2-3 innings of scoreless relief. Fernando Salas and Marc Rzepczynski pitched the eighth. Jason Motte retired the side on seven pitches in the ninth. "Everybody threw well and it was a win," Lynn said. "So youve got to be happy." Volstad allowed six hits and three runs over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter but was unable to overcome a 13-pitch hiccup in the fourth inning. "Other than that, I felt like I did well," Volstad said. "I was using my changeup really well." Chicago outfielder Marlon Byrd went 0 for 3 and is 2 for 27 this season. Castro committed two errors at shortstop and has four on the season. His high throw on a grounder by Holliday started the four-run fourth. The Cardinals were without World Series MVP David Freese. The third baseman was scratched before the game with soreness in a finger on his right hand. "He could have gone," Matheny said. "He felt something weak in his hand. Were going to keep a close eye on it." Freese, who is day to day, got hurt in an at-bat in Fridays home opener. NOTES: The start was delayed 1 hour, 59 minutes by rain. ... The Cardinals held a pregame ceremony to present World Series rings to players and coaches. Sveum made his players watch the festivities. "Its important to show respect for the world champions," Sveum said. "And its a pretty awesome ring." ... In the series finale Sunday, both teams will mark the 65th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseballs colour barrier. All players will wear No. 42 as part of a tribute to Robinsons legacy. nfl jerseys from china . Christian Thomas of the Oshawa Generals and Michael Ferland of the Brandon Wheat Kings also scored for White. Brett Bulmer of the Kelowna Rockets, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc of the Rimouski Oceanic and Mark McNeill of the Prince Albert Raiders had assists. cheap nfl jerseys from china . The 20-year-old Cizikas scored a career-high 64 points for the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors in the OHL this season, and added another 19 points in the OHL playoffs and three points in the Memorial Cup before the Majors fell to the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Finals.ST. JOHNS, N.L. - Jason Jaffray couldnt say why the IceCaps looked so good in one game and played terrible the next. St. Johns were shutout 4-0 by Hershey on Saturday in American Hockey League play, one night after beating the Bears 5-1. Jaffray didnt know what happened to his team between the results. "I wish I knew, I dont question our teams effort," he said. "We didnt have enough glorious chances tonight. Their goalie got a shutout but I can count on one hand the amount of good saves he made." Jaffray was also disappointed by the teams inability to sweep the weekend series this early in the season. "We have a young team and there is going to be a learning process, but these points are easier to come by early in the season than they are later on in the year," said Jaffray. Bears goalie Philipp Grubauer recorded a 30-save shutout, but rarely looked tested. Dmitry Orlov scored and had two assists for the Bears (1-2-1), while Derek Whitmore, Peter LeBlanc, Orlov and Casey Wellman also scored. LLeBlanc came streaking in on a partial breakaway, beating IceCaps (2-3-1) goalie Eddie Pasquale high blocker at 5:32 in the first period to open the scoring. cheap nfl jerseys. Whitmore doubled the lead at the 4:52 mark of the second on the power play, beating Pasquale high with a wrister. With 1:43 left in the second, Orlov pinched in on a 3-on-2 rush to finish a one-time slapshot and put Hershey up 3-0. In the third, Wellman took advantage of a 2-on-1 rush to score on Pasquale five-h***. Pasquale finished with 21 saves for St. Johns. The IceCaps went 0 for 5 on the power play. Hershey was 1 for 3 on the man advantage. IceCaps head coach Keith McCambridge thought his team played with intensity but lacked execution. "I think the back-to-back (games) scenario caught us on the wrong side of where we need to be," he said. "We knew, as a group, that Hershey was going to come back with a strong push tonight. We hit four posts. Thats the game sometimes, sometimes they go in and sometimes they dont." ' ' '

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