Adams provided the spark with two homers

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DENVER -- Lance Lynn had such good stuff he could hardly be hit. Matt Adams was so dialed in at the plate he gave his pitcher all the offensive support he needed. The perfect combination for a rout and a rare Coors Field shutout. Lynn allowed three hits in eight innings and Adams provided the spark with two homers and a career-high six RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 8-0 on Monday night. Lynn (8-5) struck out seven and walked none before being taken out for the ninth after throwing 108 pitches. Its the first time Colorado has been held scoreless at home since July 2. "He was in complete control," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. Adams 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. "Its just a continuation of how Ive felt recently," Adams said. "The big thing that Im happy about is Im laying off the sliders and the curve balls from the lefties. Im trying to make them come over the plate a little bit more instead of chasing what they want me to chase." 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 dont make good pitches, especially against a team like St. Louis, youre going to pay for it," Chacin said. Corey Dickerson had two of the hits for Colorado, which has now dropped seven straight. 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, youre going to get a lot of guys out," Drew Stubbs said. "He didnt make mistakes." Randy Choate got the first two outs in the ninth and Jason Motte struck out Tulowitzki to end the game. Tulowitzki flung his bat in the air in frustration. Once again, Lynn sparkled at Coors Field. He hasnt allowed a homer at the hitter friendly park in the 77 batters hes faced spanning three starts. The right-hander was aided by some fine fielding, too, like centre fielders Jon Jays sliding grab on the warning track in the seventh on Justin Morneaus deep drive. "Thats a good hitting lineup, especially here, in their ball park, where the ball travels a little bit more," Lynn said. "But as a pitcher you cant think about it. Youve just got to try to make your pitch. "I was making good pitches and when youre doing that its a good feeling." Dickerson was the only Rockies hitter who could solve him. "I felt pretty comfortable up there," Dickerson said. "But I think righties were having a tough time picking (his fastball) up." Adams had the first six-RBI performance by a Cardinals player since David Freese on June 7, 2012, at Houston. Matt Holliday added an RBI double against his former team. For the Rockies it was another stinging defeat in a month filled with them. Theyre now 6-15 in June. "If I had an answer, if any of us did, it wouldve already happened," Stubbs said. "At some point, its got to turn around. Hopefully, its sooner rather than later." NOTES: Cards MGR Mike Matheny said LHP Marco Gonzales will make his major league debut on Wednesday. Gonzales grew up in nearby Fort Collins and his father, Frank Gonzales, is a minor league pitching coach for the Rockies. ... Weiss is hopeful RHP Christian Bergman (bruised left hand) can make his start on Wednesday. Bergman was hit by a line drive on his glove hand last Friday. "Hes made a lot of improvement in the last 24-to-48 hours," Weiss said. ... Tulowitzki was named the captain for the National League during the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game. Cheap Asics Shoes Sale Uk . Minutes before the final whistle of Sporting Kansas Citys 3-0 victory over a shorthanded Montreal Impact squad on Saturday afternoon, Saputo tweeted: "Our fans deserve better. Asics Mens Running Shoes Sale Uk . She was 30. The former British No. 1 died peacefully surrounded by family and friends, the Womens Tennis Association said on its website. The Kyiv-born Baltacha, who represented Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, was diagnosed with the illness in January, two months after retiring from tennis and only weeks after she married her long-time coach Nino Severino. http://www.clearanceasicsuk.com/. In five games last month, Billings led all scorers with 11 goals, 27 assists and 38 points as the Rock posted a 2-3 record. Buy Asics Shoes Online Uk .com) - The Chicago Cubs reportedly signed recently-acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler to a one-year contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration. Asics Clearance Sale Uk . "Im not even that added up," the 39-year-old Australian replied. And to the Hall of Famers surprise, when all the math was done Sunday in the JTBC Founders Cup, she was the one posing for pictures with the big trophy.Drivers are still not sure that Formula 1 is heading in the right direction with its proposed 2017 rules package, as the deadline for an agreement looms. The sign-off for the regulation changes, which could make cars five seconds per lap quicker through wider tires and increased downforce, needs to be made by Saturday and was due to take place earlier this week.However, Sky Sports understands race promoters who sit on the F1 Commission did not attend the pre-Russian GP meeting, and the matter will now be decided by electronic vote. Team bosses appear to be split on whether the changes are good for the sport, with Toto Wolff and Christian Horner presenting different arguments, and it appears drivers remain unconvinced. Whens the Russian GP on Sky? The Russian GP is live and exclusive on Sky Sports - and there are a host of ways you can watch it. Our opinion was its not the right direction to go, championship leader Nico Rosberg said. We we were hoping they would re-look at it and double check the technical point of view. This is the way it is, all we can do is accept it. We hope there are some surprises. Maybe well love the cars, even more than now. Maybe the grip will feel great. Nows just about waiting and making the most of it.While wider tyres should increase mechanical grip and help the show, adding more downforce is only likely to increase the dirty airflow which currently makes it nigh on impossible for one car to follow another closely. Force India driver Sergio Perez was similarly unimpressed by the proposed tweaks.I really hope we can see more competition between the teams, he said. In my opinion, F1 needs more competition, rather than downforce.Haas Esteban Gutierrez, meanwhile, added: What we need is to increase the mechanical grip of the tyres. Downforce would make following a car more difficult, but we dont have an option. Nico Rosberg is happy with his early season championship lead, but still thinks Lewis Hamilton sets the standard in F1 Daniil Kvyat seemed to be the only man in Thursdays Drivers Press Conference willing to provide a different point of view.ddddddddddddIt could make it interesting, the Red Bull driver said. They have limited time to prepare it so everyone might start in similar positions which could mean closer racing, perhaps.F1 2017: What are the proposed rules?If downforce is generated in the right way and with the mechanical grip from the tyres, it could be interesting for racing. To reach incredible speeds would be quite cool.The strategy group and F1 Commission were due to meet in London on Tuesday to thrash out the final details for the rules package and while the vote didnt go through and didnt include drivers, Rosberg is confident they will get more of a say in the future. This is after GPDA penned a hard-hitting open letter to F1 stakeholders ahead of the Bahrain GP last month, calling for a restructuring of the sports governance after a number of unpopular rule changes.Weve been trying to get more involved and its actually moving in right direction, the German said. The FIA are asking us more things now, they want to hear our opinion and theyre asking us for get-togethers. The process is going well, I think. With time, lets see how it goes. We think we are wise enough to help the sport.Watch the whole Russian GP weekend - LIVE ONLY on Sky Sports F1. The race begins at 1pm on Sunday, with build-up from 11.30am. Or watch the race without a contract for £6.99 on NOW TV. Also See: Red Bull to trial canopy in P1 Nico: Rivals had messy starts ' ' '


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