Lynn's start unravels in difficult second inning

After splitting a pair of games at Dodger Stadium that several in the clubhouse described as playoff-like, the Cardinals followed with one of their most ragged performances of the season Saturday. Lance Lynn, so good as of late, battled a blister and lasted only two innings as the Dodgers cruised to a 9-1 win in front of 50,910 fans. It all unraveled in a 45-pitch second inning that included a visit from the team's assistant athletic trainer, a near-collision at home plate and a half-dozen runs. The defense, outstanding in Friday's win, did Lynn no favors either. The offense mustered near nothing. An error by subbing shortstop Daniel Descalso cost Lynn a first-inning run and another play not made by Descalso allowed Andre Ethier to reach safely leading off the second. He would be the first of 11 batters Lynn faced in the six-run inning, the most productive inning of the Dodgers' season to date.

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