DeJong homers to support Lynn in 4-1 Cardinals win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Paul DeJong is putting his rocky August start behind him.

The St. Louis rookie shortstop hit a two-run homer and Lance Lynn got past Joey Votto's first-inning home run to win his fourth straight start as the Cardinals eased past the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Saturday night.

DeJong snapped an 0-for-16 slump with two hits on Friday and followed that up with his go-ahead shot into the left field seats on a 1-0 fastball with one out in the third inning on Saturday. It was the Cardinals' first hit of the game. The homer was his 15th of the season and first since July 25.

''Guys are making adjustments on me,'' said DeJong, the first Cardinal to reach 15 homers this season. ''They know I'm aggressive in the zone and aggressive outside the zone. I'm seeing more patterns. It's kind of a cat-and-mouse game.''

DeJong, the National League Rookie of the Month for July, needed 57 games to reach 15 homers with St. Louis after hitting 13 in 48 at Triple-A Memphis.

''When you do it at Memphis, you don't know how it's going to translate here,'' manager Mike Matheny said. ''It's nice that he's been able to make the adjustments. He's got a pretty special skill set.''

Lynn (10-6), in his first start since the July 31 trade deadline, retired 12 of the last 14 batters he faced, walking Votto twice. The right-hander, who was rumored to possibly be on the block. limited the Reds to three hits and a run with three walks and four strikeouts.

He never felt like he was auditioning before the deadline, he said.

''I'm pitching for one team to win, and I'm pitching for myself,'' he said. ''I don't care what other teams think.''

Seung Hwan Oh allowed a harmless two-out single in the seventh, Tyler Lyons struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth - including Votto looking to end the inning - and Trevor Rosenthal worked around a walk and a single in the ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances.

The win was the Cardinals' first in six games at Cincinnati this season and the first in their last six overall decided by more than one run.

Cincinnati rookie Luis Castillo (2-5) struggled with his control, tying his season and career high with five walks and hitting two batters while giving up four runs - three earned. The Cardinals collected just three hits with four strikeouts in his 6 1/3 innings.

''I didn't have my best stuff,'' Castillo said through an interpreter. ''These are days you have to compete and stay longer in the game. Mentally, I just stay 100 percent focused and try to compete.''

''I thought his stuff was really good,'' manager Bryan Price.'' His command wasn't there for him as much today. Four hits total, but they had nine base runners via walks and hit by pitches. That kind of set the table for them.''

Votto drove a 1-1 curveball into the right field seats for his 28th homer of the season, one shy of matching his total from last season. Adam Duvall followed with a drive that seemed to glance off center fielder Tommy Pham's glove and squarely hit the top of the outfield wall before bouncing back on the field for a triple.

Lynn coaxed Scooter Bennett into flying out to right field to end the threat.

''You don't want to let things snowball,'' Lynn said. ''I made two bad pitches, and one cost me a run. The second one would've if Tommy hadn't gotten a glove on it. Other than that, I thought it went pretty good.''

The Cardinals pushed across two insurance runs in the seventh on Pham's bases-loaded infield hit and a passed ball charged to Devin Mesoraco.

BIG 180

Since going 5 for 39 (.128) in his first 12 games after the All-Star break, Votto has a 10-game hitting streak (15 for 32, .469).

SHAKE IT OFF

Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong was hit in the helmet by a Castillo pitch with one out in the seventh inning. The pitch knocked Wong's helmet off, but he stayed in the game. He's been hit a team-leading seven times this season.

TAKING STROLLS

Cardinals 1B Matt Carpenter was hitless in his last 10 at-bats going into the game, but he reached base four times, drawing three walks after being hit by a pitch to lead off the game. Carpenter struck out in the ninth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: OF Dexter Fowler took batting practice on Saturday. Matheny hopes Fowler can be activated by the end of the road trip. Fowler's been on the disabled list since July 25 with a left forearm strain.

Reds: SS Zack Cozart is expected to be activated from the disabled list and start on Sunday. The All-Star starter has been on the disabled list since July 29 with a strained right quad. ... RHP Scott Feldman's sore right knee has improved enough that he could start in the next five days, Price said. ... Mesoraco started on Saturday for the first time since July 30. A sore left knee had limited him to one pinch-hitting appearance.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (11-5) is scheduled to be activated from the disabled and start on Sunday. Wainwright hasn't pitched since July 22 because of back tightness.

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (3-5) snapped a three-start losing streak on Tuesday, allowing four hits and a run in six innings of Cincinnati's 9-1 win at Pittsburgh.

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  • W: L. Lynn (10-6)L: L. Castillo (2-5)S: T. Rosenthal (8)
  • HR: STL - P. DeJong (15), CIN - J. Votto (28)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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T. Pham CF41110112.312.399.509.9083.5
P. DeJong SS41121015.277.302.549.8516.5
J. Gyorko 3B40000023.273.338.459.797-1.0
Y. Molina C20000210.275.311.424.7351.5
J. Martinez LF40000012.280.348.483.830-0.5
R. Grichuk LF00000000.228.280.438.7170.0
S. Piscotty RF40100012.229.338.355.6930.5
K. Wong 2B21000102.289.381.404.7853.0
L. Lynn P20000003.075.119.125.2440.0
a- L. Voit PH11100000.257.333.471.8052.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Lyons P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
b- G. Garcia PH10000010.232.346.316.662-0.5
T. Rosenthal P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Lynn in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Lyons in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF40000011.252.301.338.639-0.5
J. Winker RF40000021.250.357.472.829-1.0
J. Votto 1B21111210.309.433.5871.0207.5
A. Duvall LF40100023.267.315.531.8462.0
S. Gennett 2B30000102.293.343.544.8871.0
E. Suarez 3B30000111.257.357.452.809-0.5
D. Mesoraco C40100021.219.316.401.7180.0
J. Peraza SS40100002.256.285.326.6101.0
L. Castillo P20100000.158.158.158.3161.0
K. Shackelford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Barnhart PH10000001.260.327.372.6990.0
B. Wood P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-fouled out for Shackelford in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - P. DeJong (15)
  • RBI - T. Pham (47), P. DeJong 2 (34)
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Duvall (3)
  • HR - J. Votto (28)
  • RBI - J. Votto (75)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (21)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Suarez (4)
FIELDING
  • PB - D. Mesoraco (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn (W, 10-6)6.03113413.121.1223.0
S. Oh (H, 4)1.01000103.491.352.5
T. Lyons (H, 7)1.00000303.181.154.5
T. Rosenthal (S, 8)1.01001103.251.138.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn (W, 10-6)6.0
S. Oh (H, 4)1.0
T. Lyons (H, 7)1.0
T. Rosenthal (S, 8)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 2-5)6.13435413.641.207.0
K. Shackelford0.21001109.452.10-1.5
B. Wood2.00001403.781.457.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 2-5)6.1
K. Shackelford0.2
B. Wood2.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Lynn (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 90-55, S. Oh 18-15, T. Lyons 16-13, T. Rosenthal 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 7-6, S. Oh 1-1, T. Rosenthal 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 23, S. Oh 4, T. Lyons 3, T. Rosenthal 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Castillo
  • HBP - L. Castillo 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 102-63, K. Shackelford 14-8, B. Wood 29-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 9-4, B. Wood 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, K. Shackelford 4, B. Wood 7
  • Balks - B. Wood (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Carpenter 1B10000310.246.379.439.8183.5
T. Pham CF41110112.312.399.509.9083.5
P. DeJong SS41121015.277.302.549.8516.5
J. Gyorko 3B40000023.273.338.459.797-1.0
Y. Molina C20000210.275.311.424.7351.5
J. Martinez LF40000012.280.348.483.830-0.5
R. Grichuk LF00000000.228.280.438.7170.0
S. Piscotty RF40100012.229.338.355.6930.5
K. Wong 2B21000102.289.381.404.7853.0
L. Lynn P20000003.075.119.125.2440.0
a- L. Voit PH11100000.257.333.471.8052.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Lyons P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
b- G. Garcia PH10000010.232.346.316.662-0.5
T. Rosenthal P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Lynn in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Lyons in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF40000011.252.301.338.639-0.5
J. Winker RF40000021.250.357.472.829-1.0
J. Votto 1B21111210.309.433.5871.0207.5
A. Duvall LF40100023.267.315.531.8462.0
S. Gennett 2B30000102.293.343.544.8871.0
E. Suarez 3B30000111.257.357.452.809-0.5
D. Mesoraco C40100021.219.316.401.7180.0
J. Peraza SS40100002.256.285.326.6101.0
L. Castillo P20100000.158.158.158.3161.0
K. Shackelford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Barnhart PH10000001.260.327.372.6990.0
B. Wood P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total3115114912-----
  • a-fouled out for Shackelford in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - P. DeJong (15)
  • RBI - T. Pham (47), P. DeJong 2 (34)
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Duvall (3)
  • HR - J. Votto (28)
  • RBI - J. Votto (75)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (21)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Suarez (4)
FIELDING
  • PB - D. Mesoraco (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn (W, 10-6)6.03113413.121.1223.0
S. Oh (H, 4)1.01000103.491.352.5
T. Lyons (H, 7)1.00000303.181.154.5
T. Rosenthal (S, 8)1.01001103.251.138.5
Total9.0511491---
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn (W, 10-6)6.0
S. Oh (H, 4)1.0
T. Lyons (H, 7)1.0
T. Rosenthal (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 2-5)6.13435413.641.207.0
K. Shackelford0.21001109.452.10-1.5
B. Wood2.00001403.781.457.0
Total9.0443791---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 2-5)6.1
K. Shackelford0.2
B. Wood2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Lynn (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 90-55, S. Oh 18-15, T. Lyons 16-13, T. Rosenthal 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 7-6, S. Oh 1-1, T. Rosenthal 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 23, S. Oh 4, T. Lyons 3, T. Rosenthal 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Castillo
  • HBP - L. Castillo 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 102-63, K. Shackelford 14-8, B. Wood 29-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 9-4, B. Wood 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, K. Shackelford 4, B. Wood 7
  • Balks - B. Wood (2)
  • 7TH INNING
    Voit scored on passed ball41
    Pham reached on an infield single to third, Wong scored, Voit to third, Carpenter to second31
  • 3RD INNING
    DeJong homered to left center, Pham scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Votto homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Garcia hit for Tyler Lyons
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • T. Pham: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Trevor Rosenthal pitching
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
    • E. Suarez: Suarez flied out to deep center
    • D. Mesoraco: Foul, Foul, Mesoraco singled to shallow center, Gennett to second
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Blake Wood pitching
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Molina walked
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
    • S. Piscotty: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Molina to second on balk, Piscotty grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Lyons relieved Seung-Hwan Oh
    • Randal Grichuk in left
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Wong hit by pitch
    • Luke Voit hit for Lance Lynn
    • L. Voit: Pickoff attempt, Voit singled to shallow left, Wong to second
    • Kevin Shackelford relieved Luis Castillo
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked, Wong to third, Voit to second
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pham reached on an infield single to third, Wong scored, Voit to third, Carpenter to second
    • P. DeJong: DeJong popped out to shortstop
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Voit scored on passed ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Seung-Hwan Oh pitching
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mesoraco struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza singled to shallow center
    • Tucker Barnhart hit for Kevin Shackelford
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Barnhart fouled out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gyorko grounded out to second
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Molina grounded out to second
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Winker grounded out to second
    • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto walked
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • S. Gennett: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gennett flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pham grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Carpenter out at second
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza grounded out to second
    • L. Castillo: Castillo grounded out to second
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton flied out to shallow center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Martinez lined out to right
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty singled to shallow center
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Wong flied out to deep left
    • L. Lynn: Lynn popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Gennett grounded out to first
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Mesoraco grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pham reached on fielder's choice to third, Carpenter out at second
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong homered to left center, Pham scored
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko lined out to left
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • L. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Castillo singled to shallow right
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to pitcher, Castillo to second
    • J. Winker: Strike (foul tip), Winker grounded out to second, Castillo to third
    • J. Votto: Votto intentionally walked
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duvall flied out to deep right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Molina walked
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to first, Molina to second
    • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded out to third
    • K. Wong: Wong intentionally walked
    • L. Lynn: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lynn grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez caught stealing, catcher to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Carpenter hit by pitch
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pham walked, Carpenter to second
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, DeJong grounded into double play third to second, Carpenter to third, Pham out at second
    • J. Gyorko: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hamilton lined out to center
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Votto homered to right center
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike looking, Duvall tripled to deep center
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gennett flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)