Cardinals name Lance Lynn as Game 4 starter

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced this morning that right-hander Lance Lynn will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Lynn was the winning pitcher in Game 1 last night after he tossed two innings of scoreless relief. Shelby Miller was the other candidate to start Game 4, but he’ll remain in the bullpen.

Lynn, who had a 3.97 ERA in 33 starts during the regular season, allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings during his start in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Pirates. The Cardinals will hope for better results when he opposes Ricky Nolasco on Tuesday in Los Angeles.