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Lynn strikes out 8 in a row and 10 overall I 4 innings as Cardinals beat Braves 11-0

  • St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Freddy Garcia throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Freddy Garcia throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday, right, hits a double off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, left, to score teammate Jon Jay in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday, right, hits a double off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, left, to score teammate Jon Jay in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

Lance Lynn rebounded from a poor outing to strike out his final eight batters and 10 overall in four innings Thursday during the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Lynn ended his stint by fanning Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson.

Lynn had allowed five runs in 1 1-3 innings of relief against Miami in his previous appearance. On Thursday he allowed only one hit and walked none. He got a strikeout on every type of pitch other than his curveball.

Atlanta starter Freddy Garcia gave up four runs — three earned — and six hits in four innings.

Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina hit RBI doubles in the first, and Jhonny Peralta's two-out double drove in Holliday in the third. Xavier Scruggs hit a three-run double in a seven-run sixth.