Miles Mikolas pitched sharp against his former team as the Cardinals held off the Padres 2-1 in San Diego. Mikolas gave up five hits and one run over six-and-two-thirds innings to run his record to 5-and-0.
Mikolas says a good heater picked up the slack for his secondary stuff.
Jose Martinez scored a run with a sac-fly in the first and Tommy Pham tacked on a solo homer in the fifth, in his first game back from a groin strain.
Pham breaks down his homer.
St. Louis has won six-of-eight to improve to 21-and-14 on the season to keep their half-game lead over Milwaukee.
The Cardinals face the Friars again tonight in San Diego. Luke Weaver will start for St. Louis. He’s 2-and-2. Eric Lauer will pitch for the Padres. Game time from Petco Park is 9:10 p.m.