Lance Lynn

St. Louis starter Lance Lynn delivers a pitch during the Cardinals' 3-2 victory Sunday over the Miami Marlins. (Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images / July 7, 2013)

Right-hander Lance Lynn outpitched Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez (5-5) for his 11th victory and Matt Holliday hit a home run for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory Sunday that wrapped up a three-game sweep.

Lynn (11-3) struck out seven batters over seven innings and matched All-Star Adam Wainwright for the team lead in victories, bouncing back from losses in consecutive starts for the first time in his career.

 

Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin earns 10th victory

Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado, 6-1, at Phoenix for their fifth consecutive victory and a three-game sweep.

Corbin (10-1) struck out 10 in his seventh try at victory No. 10. The 23-year-old left-hander, selected as an All-Star, hit a run-scoring double.

The Diamondbacks outscored the Rockies 22-2 in the series.

Colorado starter Roy Oswalt left in the second inning because of a strained left hamstring.

 

Rangers put Lance Berkman, Nick Tepesch on DL

The Texas Rangers put designated hitter Lance Berkman and rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch on the 15-day disabled list.

Berkman, 37, ended up with left hip inflammation after running hard to beat out a potential double-play grounder in the Rangers' 9-5 loss to Houston on Saturday.

The injury came about a week after Berkman tweaked his right knee when he took a wrong step getting off a plane and sat out four games.

Berkman played only 32 games last year with St. Louis because of two operations on his right knee and a left calf strain. He was considering retirement when the Rangers offered a one-year, $11-million deal.

Tepesch, 24, was put on the DL because of right elbow inflammation two days after getting a 10-5 victory over the Astros in which he threw five scoreless innings. He left after the first four hitters reached in the sixth inning.