Lance Lynn won his 12th game tossing six scoreless innings, and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered on consecutive pitches to put the cherry on top of a sweet weekend sweep as the Cardinals won 7-0 over the Chicago Cubs.
St. Louis got off to a quick start. Jon Jay and Tony Cruz hit consecutive two-run doubles off Travis Wood (4-5) in the first inning. The Cardinals outscored the Cubs 23-1 and outhit them 38-16 for their sweep.
Lynn (12-4) has allowed just one run in 19 innings his last three starts. Fernando Salas and Marc Rzepczynski finished a combined five-hitter as the Cardinals earned consecutive shutouts for the first time since Oct. 1-2, 2010 against the Rockies.