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Lance Lynn’s late season struggles continued on Thursday night as the Reds beat the Cardinals 6-2 in Cincinnati, winning three of the four games in the series. Lynn pitched five innings while giving up four runs. Three of those runs came on solo home runs by the Reds Todd Frazier, Shin-so Choo and Jay Bruce. The loss drops Lynn’s season record to 13-10 and raises his ERA to 4.37. David Freese was the hitting star for the Cardinals, with tow hits, including a solo home run, his 7th of the season.

The win draws the Reds to within a game and a half of the Cardinals for second place in the NL Central division. Currently the Pirates lead the Cardinals by a game and a half and the Reds by three games in the race for the NL Central title. The Pirates begin a three game series against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Friday night.