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.

>>Cardinals Play Padres Again Tonight

The Cardinals and Padres play the finale of their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium.  Luke Weaver is slated to start for St. Louis opposite San Diego’s Eric Lauer.  The Cardinals are 36-and-29, three games behind the Brewers for the lead in the NL Central.

>>Molina Top Cardinals’ All-Star Vote-Getter

No Cardinals are in line to start next month’s All-Star Game in D.C.  Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina is the top St. Louis vote-getter thus far.  He ranks fifth among National League catchers with more than 152-thousand votes.  The Giants’ Buster Posey leads at catcher.

>>Cardinals’ Reyes Reveals Young Daughter Fighting Cancer

Injured Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes says his young daughter is battling cancer.  The 23-year-old told reporters yesterday that Aleyka, who turns two next month, has been fighting cancer since she was five months old.  Reyes recently had season-ending surgery.