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By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals want Lance Lynn to gain better control of more than just his pitch assortment. They're trying to help him channel his emotions, too.
The right-hander has been a huge bottom-line success story, making the All-Star team his first year in the rotation and winning 11 games prior to the break again this year. During the drought Lynn is going through right now, the frustration shows all too well.
Lynn (11-5) has lost four of his last five starts and has allowed 10 runs in 9 1-3 innings his last two times out.
Manager Mike Matheny met with the 26-year-old pitcher the day after watching the shoulders sag, the pace drag and the complaints pile up about broken-bat dribblers, seeing-eye hits and mistakes on defense.

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