The Cardinals lost a road series for the just the second time in two months. The Padres pounded Matt Morris in a 10-5 San Diego victory on Wednesday. Morris gave up seven runs in two-plus innings. Ryan Klesko knocked Morris out of the game with a two-run homer in the third. So Taguchi and Marlon Anderson both went deep for St. Louis. David Wells got the win for the Pardes, who took two-of-three from St. Louis. The Cards’ magic number to clinch the National League Central title remains at eight.