Cardinals Edge Mets to Stop Three-Game Skid

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the second half with a shaky 3-2 win over the visiting Mets Friday night.

Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, Lance Lynn outdueled Noah Syndergaard and the St. Louis Cardinals held on for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Peralta, one of six St. Louis All-Stars, barely cleared the left-field fence on a two-out drive for his 14th homer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis made a leaping effort and his glove ticked the ball that landed in the Mets' bullpen.

Curtis Granderson hit his fifth leadoff homer of the season for the Mets, who won four in a row before the All-Star break.

Trevor Rosenthal gave up Ruben Tejada's RBI infield hit in the ninth, and the Mets had two on before he struck out pinch hitter John Mayberry Jr. for his 27th save.

Lynn (7-5) allowed a run and three hits in seven innings. Syndergaard (4-5) also worked seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits.

Link to box score: St. Louis (57-33) 3, New York Mets (47-43) 2


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