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Adams leads the National League with 22 multi-hit games, Holliday has reached safely in all 23 home games and Craig has a team-high 15 RBIs this month.

Lynn (6-2) struck out two and walked three, topping his previous best of eight innings on April 25, 2012, at Chicago against the Cubs. He retired the side in order three times and finished with 126 pitches and still feeling strong.

“Every time you go out, that’s what you try to do, not give up any runs and finish it,” Lynn said. “Today was the first time I was able to do that, so it took me way too long.”

The Yankees were shut out for just the second time, going 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and stranding two runners twice. Lynn was the first pitcher to go the distance and shut them out since Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer on July 27, 2013.

The Cardinals batted around in the third with Adams‘ double the lone run-producing hit. Craig reached on a bases-loaded RBI groundout when first baseman Kelly Johnson gloved an offline throw from Jeter but then lost the ball attempting a sweeping tag, and two runs scored on Jhonny Peralta’s grounder that scooted under second baseman Brian Roberts’ glove.

Craig’s fifth homer ticked off right fielder Alfonso Soriano’s glove at the wall in the fifth. Holliday greeted reliever Alfredo Aceves with his third of the season leading off the seventh.

The Yankees opened with a big play on defense, with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury’s running grab steps from the wall to rob leadoff man Matt Carpenter of extra bases in the first.

Adams stretched to full extension keeping his foot on the bag at first on Roberts’ groundout to end the second. Rookie second baseman Kolten Wong made three nice plays, outrunning Ellsbury to first after fielding a grounder that Adams also chased, turning a smash by Yangervis Solarte into a double play ball in the fourth, and diving to snare Phelps’ foul pop-up in the fifth.

NOTES: Cardinals Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, recovering from a hip injury, was among those in a sellout crowd of 45,202, the team’s 12th of the season. … Hiroki Kuroda (3-3,4.55) faces Shelby Miller (6-3, 3.18) in the series finale Wednesday. Kuroda is 0-7 in his last 11 road starts since winning at Texas last July 25, the longest drought of his career. Miller is 2-2 with a 5.79 ERA in five career interleague starts.