The Cardinals were held to five singles in a 4-2 loss to the Padres at Busch Stadium. Miles Mikolas gave up three runs in six frames to fall to 7-and-2 with the loss. Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina drove in runs in the seventh for St. Louis.
Former Royal Eric Hosmer started the scoring with a solo homer to center in a three-run fourth. Mikolas says he felt he threw the ball well.
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