Lynn put together the first two-hit game of his career, twice setting the table for Pham to drive him in and ignite a struggling St. Louis offense. Lynn also pitched seven innings, giving up just three hits and earning his sixth win of the year.
"That's hard to do," Pham said of Lynn's two-pronged attack. "He hit the ball hard twice, and when he got his first hit, I was like, 'Man I've got to get a hit now.' I didn't want that extra pressure on myself. He was fantastic."
Pham's third-inning home run and fifth-inning double both plated Lynn and accounted for all of the Cardinals' scoring. It was Pham's second day hitting leadoff for St. Louis after he joined the club from Triple-A on Friday. The 27-year-old scored twice on Saturday.
"He's sparking us, and that's what we were hoping for," manager Mike Matheny said.