Lynn holds Red Sox to one hit before rainout

Lynn holds Red Sox to one hit before rainout

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Cardinals scored two runs against Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello in the top of the fifth to break a scoreless tie. With Boston trailing, 2-0, and set to bat in the bottom of the fifth, the game went into a 55-minute rain delay before it was called due to unplayable field conditions.

Porcello got his work in, giving up six hits and two runs over five innings. The righty walked one and struck out five.

Lance Lynn turned in a strong performance for the Cardinals in his first action since leaving a March 8 start with a hip injury, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out three.

Pete Kozma (RBI single) and Matt Carpenter (RBI double) accounted for the production for the Cardinals.

Pablo Sandoval's double was the only hit in four innings for the Red Sox.

Up next for the Cardinals: Tuesday brings the Cardinals their second and final off-day during the Grapefruit League schedule. The club returns to action on Wednesday, hosting the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium at 12:05 p.m. CT in a matchup available on MLB.TV. Michael Wacha takes the mound for St. Louis, looking to continue a strong spring in which he has struck out nine and walked none over 9 2/3 innings, giving up three runs.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.