The Travs got a pair of early runs against Lynn to take a 2-0 lead. Peter Bourgos reached first on an infield single to open the game, then scored on a sac fly from Ben Johnson, giving the Travs a 1-0 advantage. The Travs took a 2-0 lead in the second, getting an unearned run against Lynn, as Coby Smith's RBI single scored Wil Ortiz.
The Redbirds took the lead for good in the fourth, as Kozma delivered a sac fly to score Curt Smith, making it 3-2.
A sac fly from Mike Folli gave them a big insurance run in the sixth, as Mark Hamilton scored to put the Cards in front 4-2.
Lynn rolled through the middle innings, retiring nine straight at one point. The Travs pulled to within a run though, as Patrick Breen took Lynn deep to lead off the seventh, making it 4-3. Lynn would allow a two-out triple to Peter Bourjos in the seventh, then give way to Pete Parise. Hainley Statia had a chance to tie the game, but went down swinging, as Parise got out of the jam.
After a scoreless eighth, Cards' closer Francisco Samuel replaced Parise. Samuel issued a two-out walk, Springfield's first of the game, but got Bourjos to fly out to right field to end the game, giving Samuel his tenth save of the year.
Lynn (3-0) earned the win, allowing three runs, two earned, over 6 2/3 innings.
With their fourth straight win, the Redbirds (23-16) are still two games up on Tulsa in the North Division. Springfield will look for a fifth straight win on Friday, as they welcome the Tulsa Drillers to town to open a four-game series at Hammons Field. The Cards will go with Brandon Dickson (2-3), while Tulsa will run Esmil Rogers (2-1) to the hill, with game time scheduled for 7:10pm.