Rockies can’t solve Lynn in 8-0 loss to Cardinals

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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies’ tough stretch has reached a new low - a rare goose egg at home.

Lance Lynn held Colorado to three hits over eight innings as the Rockies dropped their seventh straight with an 8-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

It’s the first time they’ve been shutout at home since July 2. They’re now 6-15 in June.

“If I had an answer, if any of us did, it would’ve already happened,” outfielder Drew Stubbs said. “At some point, it’s got to turn around. Hopefully, it’s sooner rather than later.”

Jhoulys Chacin (1-6) struggled with his control, allowing five runs in six innings. He also walked three and hit a batter.

“Whenever you walk a lot of guys, and you don’t make good pitches, especially against a team like St. Louis, you’re going to pay for it,” Chacin said.

With his two hits, Corey Dickerson was the only Rockies hitter who could solve Lynn (8-5).

“I felt pretty comfortable up there,” Dickerson said. “But I think righties were having a tough time picking (his fastball) up.”

Lynn struck out seven and walked none before being taken out for the ninth after throwing 108 pitches.

“He was in complete control,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.

Matt Adams provided the offensive spark with two homers and a career-high six RBIs. His big night included a two-run single in the third, a solo shot in the fifth and a three-run homer in the seventh. This was the third multihomer game of his career.

“It’s just a continuation of how I’ve felt recently,” Adams said. “The big thing that I’m happy about is I’m laying off the sliders and the curve balls from the lefties. I’m trying to make them come over the plate a little bit more instead of chasing what they want me to chase.”

This was the second time in five days the Rockies have been perplexed by a pitcher, with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw throwing a no-hitter last Wednesday.

Mixing a cutter with a sinker, Lynn bottled up one of the most potent lineups in the majors. He surrendered a one-out single to Dickerson in the first and then retired 16 straight until Charlie Blackmon and Dickerson had back-to-back singles in the sixth. Lynn got out of the jam by getting Troy Tulowitzki to fly out.

“When you get a good, live fastball like (Lynn) had tonight, you’re going to get a lot of guys out,” Stubbs said. “He didn’t make mistakes.”

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