However he does it, Lance Lynn wins.

Whether it’s his Cardinals teammates scoring seven runs a game in his first two starts to overcome his own 6.55 earned run average, or whether it’s by his own dominance, which was on display Monday night as he overpowered the Milwaukee Brewers. In seven innings, he struck out 11 and allowed just three hits in a 4-0 victory that snapped the Brewers’ winning streak at nine.

Lynn’s triumph was his third, tying him with Los Angeles’ Zack Greinke for the National League lead this year but giving Lynn the most wins by a National League pitcher in the last three seasons at 36.

The four Cardinals runs off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza in his seven innings came from some familiar tormentors of his. In this case, the numbers didn’t lie, either.

Shortstop Jhonny Peralta, 13 for 28 (.464) in his career against Garza, clouted a first-pitch homer over the center-field wall to open the second.

Jon Jay, seven for 12 (.583) against Garza, drilled a three-run homer in the sixth as the Cardinals beat the Brewers for the ninth time in 11 meetings at Miller Park the last two seasons.

Matheny is Lynn’s manager, but legendary Oakland Raiders coach and executive Al Davis might have loved to have coached him. “Just win, baby,” was Davis’ motto. And apparently Lynn’s, too.

“I don’t (understand) people pointing to whatever, (like) run support,” said Matheny. “I know the sabermetricians don’t like it, but this game comes down to wins and losses. That’s what we’re paid to do.”

“That’s the ultimate goal — whether you’re getting a lot of support (Lynn’s was third in the league last year) or throwing a shutout.”

Lynn said, “There’s some things in those sabermetrics that like me and some that don’t. All I care about is every time I come to the ballpark and it’s my day to pitch that my team thinks we have a good chance to win.”

And then there are three-hit shutouts. “Those never hurt, right?” said Lynn, who was handled expertly by backup catcher Tony Cruz, making his first start of the season.

“Lance is a horse,” said left fielder Matt Holliday. “That’s the best I’ve seen him throw in a while.”