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      Lance Lynn picks up his 13th win for the Cardinals

      Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 Friday night for their third straight win. Matt Adams, Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras hit RBI singles for St. Louis. San Diego has lost two in a row after a five-game winning streak. Lynn (13-8) gave up one run and six hits, striking out six and walking one.

      The Padres handed him a 3-1 defeat on July 29. Reliever Pat Neshek posted his fourth save. Regular closer Trevor Rosenthal was given the night off after two successive appearances. Pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal homered with two outs in the Padres ninth.

      After Chris Nelson doubled, Neshek struck out Will Venable. Tyson Ross (11-11) gave up three runs and five hits over six innings. He walked four and hit two batters.