Fowler, Wong, Mikolas lead Cards to 14-2 rout of White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Dexter Fowler broke out of his funk in grand style.

The slumping outfielder hit his fourth career grand slam, All-Star Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago White Sox 14-2 on Tuesday night.

Kolten Wong had four hits, including a two-run homer and a double, as every St. Louis starter except catcher Yadier Molina got at least one hit. Jose Martinez had three hits and two RBIs.

''(Fowler) has been working to get that feel, so that's something to build on,'' manager Mike Matheny said. ''Just some big days all around. A big day for Kolten, getting four hits and the ball jumping for him, too.''

Fowler lofted his sixth homer this season, but first since May 6, to cap the Cardinals' seven-run sixth. He finished with two hits and played right field in only his second start since June 27.

Fowler entered batting just .167 - and .111 in his previous 20 games.

''It's awesome, especially when you've been scuffling at the plate trying to get timing and stuff,'' he said. ''You get a pitch and you barrel it up, it feels good.''

Wong is batting only .221 this season, but has 10 hits in his last 18 at-bats. He said the surge is a result of working on swing mechanics with hitting coach John Mabry.

''I'm not really worried about my swing,'' Wong said. ''I'm just really focused on seeing the ball, hitting the ball right now.''

Mikolas (10-3), selected to his first All-Star team Sunday, faced only three hitters in five of his six innings. The right-hander allowed two runs and struck out six.

Charlie Tilson drove in two runs for the White Sox in the third, one of only two innings in which Chicago had baserunners against Mikolas.

White Sox starter Dylan Covey (3-5) lasted five innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks. The right-hander lost his fourth straight decision and has an 11.70 ERA in his last five starts.

Mikolas came out dealing, fanning five of the first six White Sox hitters. Covey started strong, too, retiring eight of the first nine Cardinals batters and striking out four.

Then with two outs in the third, four consecutive line-drive singles gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead.

''I felt good early on,'' Covey said. ''I think the ball started creeping up in the zone as I went. Groundballs turn into base hits. (St. Louis) strung a few together. (I) struggled to get it back down.''

The White Sox tied it 2-all in the bottom half. Tilson's single, the third straight hit off Mikolas to start the inning, drove in both runs.

The Cardinals moved back ahead 3-2 in the fourth when Jedd Gyorko scored from third on a forceout. St. Louis made it 4-2 in the fifth on Molina's sacrifice fly.

Then the Cardinals broke it open in the sixth with seven runs on three hits and four walks.

Omar Narvaez's passed ball and a wild pitch by reliever Bruce Rondon allowed two runs to score. Rondon issued three straight walks to force in another run before Fowler went deep to left-center off Hector Santiago.

Wong's two-run shot off Santiago in the eighth made it 13-2. Martinez doubled home a run in the ninth.

GRAND HISTORY

Fowler's slam was his first since last August versus Kansas City. It also was the switch-hitter's first from the right side. Fowler connected for his first grand slam with Colorado in September 2012 off Mikolas, who then pitched for San Diego.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: CF Tommy Pham (bruised left ankle) was scratched from the lineup and replaced by Yairo Munoz. Pham fouled a ball off his foot on Sunday in San Francisco. ... Molina returned after sitting out two games with a sore shoulder. He also was added to the NL All-Star roster as a replacement for Giants catcher Buster Posey, who will miss the game because of a nagging hip injury that requires an injection. ... RHP Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement) rejoined the team from a rehab stint at Triple-A Memphis, but had not yet been activated from the disabled list.

White Sox: OF Avisail Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. Garcia, an All-Star in 2017, missed two months earlier this season with a more serious strain to the same muscle, but in a different location. GM Rick Hahn hopes Garcia will return after the All-Star break. The White Sox added outfielder Ryan LaMarre to take Garcia's place.

UP NEXT

Cardinals RHP Luke Weaver (5-7, 4.92 ERA) faces LHP Carlos Rodon (1-3, 4.29) on Wednesday in the finale of the two-game set. Weaver pitched two-hit ball over a career-high eight innings last Thursday in San Francisco and carried a perfect game into the sixth.

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  • W: M. Mikolas (10-3)L: D. Covey (3-5)
  • HR: STL - D. Fowler (6), K. Wong (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Carpenter 1B52200131.261.367.511.8793.5
P. DeJong SS63200025.263.349.455.8044.0
J. Martinez DH40320203.302.368.487.8558.0
M. Ozuna LF51110106.274.316.396.7124.0
Y. Molina C31010115.274.318.488.8062.5
F. Pena C10000011.200.236.280.516-0.5
J. Gyorko 3B33110301.262.327.436.7639.0
D. Fowler RF51241023.173.272.288.5609.0
Y. Munoz CF51110001.285.339.417.7573.0
K. Wong 2B52421000.221.313.373.68712.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B30000122.231.295.407.7020.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B40100012.257.308.412.7201.5
    J. Abreu 1B40000004.256.312.443.7540.0
    D. Palka LF40000030.222.272.453.725-1.5
    M. Davidson DH40000020.223.336.449.785-1.0
    L. Garcia RF40100010.274.307.375.6820.5
    O. Narvaez C31100001.271.342.386.7282.0
    T. Anderson SS31100000.246.304.416.7213.0
    C. Tilson CF20120100.273.336.303.6394.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Martinez (18), J. Gyorko (11), K. Wong (8)
      • HR - D. Fowler (6), K. Wong (7)
      • SF - Y. Molina (5)
      • RBI - J. Martinez 2 (55), M. Ozuna (48), Y. Molina (39), J. Gyorko (29), D. Fowler 4 (25), Y. Munoz (23), K. Wong 2 (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (30), M. Ozuna (18), J. Gyorko (9), D. Fowler 4 (9), K. Wong 2 (9)
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Sanchez (19), T. Anderson (11)
      • RBI - C. Tilson 2 (10)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Wong-DeJong-Carpenter)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (5)
      • E - T. Anderson (13)
      • PB - O. Narvaez (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Mikolas (W, 10-3)6.03221602.651.0125.0
      B. Cecil1.01000003.381.642.0
      G. Holland1.01001107.892.261.5
      J. Brebbia1.00000204.131.224.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Mikolas (W, 10-3)6.0
      B. Cecil1.0
      G. Holland1.0
      J. Brebbia1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (L, 3-5)5.09542505.691.64-2.5
      J. Fry0.11221104.131.09-3.5
      B. Rondon0.10333008.492.16-6.0
      H. Santiago3.16442325.561.71-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (L, 3-5)5.0
      J. Fry0.1
      B. Rondon0.1
      H. Santiago3.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Mikolas (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Mikolas 91-63, B. Cecil 8-8, G. Holland 20-11, J. Brebbia 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Mikolas 7-4, B. Cecil 1-2, G. Holland 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Mikolas 21, B. Cecil 4, G. Holland 5, J. Brebbia 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Rondon (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 89-57, J. Fry 12-7, B. Rondon 14-2, H. Santiago 74-44
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 7-3, H. Santiago 1-6
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 26, J. Fry 3, B. Rondon 4, H. Santiago 18
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Carpenter 1B52200131.261.367.511.8793.5
      P. DeJong SS63200025.263.349.455.8044.0
      J. Martinez DH40320203.302.368.487.8558.0
      M. Ozuna LF51110106.274.316.396.7124.0
      Y. Molina C31010115.274.318.488.8062.5
      F. Pena C10000011.200.236.280.516-0.5
      J. Gyorko 3B33110301.262.327.436.7639.0
      D. Fowler RF51241023.173.272.288.5609.0
      Y. Munoz CF51110001.285.339.417.7573.0
      K. Wong 2B52421000.221.313.373.68712.0
      Total4214161228926-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        Y. Moncada 2B30000122.231.295.407.7020.0
        Y. Sanchez 3B40100012.257.308.412.7201.5
        J. Abreu 1B40000004.256.312.443.7540.0
        D. Palka LF40000030.222.272.453.725-1.5
        M. Davidson DH40000020.223.336.449.785-1.0
        L. Garcia RF40100010.274.307.375.6820.5
        O. Narvaez C31100001.271.342.386.7282.0
        T. Anderson SS31100000.246.304.416.7213.0
        C. Tilson CF20120100.273.336.303.6394.0
        Total312520299-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Martinez (18), J. Gyorko (11), K. Wong (8)
          • HR - D. Fowler (6), K. Wong (7)
          • SF - Y. Molina (5)
          • RBI - J. Martinez 2 (55), M. Ozuna (48), Y. Molina (39), J. Gyorko (29), D. Fowler 4 (25), Y. Munoz (23), K. Wong 2 (21)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (30), M. Ozuna (18), J. Gyorko (9), D. Fowler 4 (9), K. Wong 2 (9)
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Sanchez (19), T. Anderson (11)
          • RBI - C. Tilson 2 (10)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Wong-DeJong-Carpenter)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (5)
          • E - T. Anderson (13)
          • PB - O. Narvaez (10)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Mikolas (W, 10-3)6.03221602.651.0125.0
          B. Cecil1.01000003.381.642.0
          G. Holland1.01001107.892.261.5
          J. Brebbia1.00000204.131.224.0
          Total9.0522290---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Mikolas (W, 10-3)6.0
          B. Cecil1.0
          G. Holland1.0
          J. Brebbia1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Covey (L, 3-5)5.09542505.691.64-2.5
          J. Fry0.11221104.131.09-3.5
          B. Rondon0.10333008.492.16-6.0
          H. Santiago3.16442325.561.71-1.5
          Total9.0161413892---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Covey (L, 3-5)5.0
          J. Fry0.1
          B. Rondon0.1
          H. Santiago3.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Mikolas (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Mikolas 91-63, B. Cecil 8-8, G. Holland 20-11, J. Brebbia 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Mikolas 7-4, B. Cecil 1-2, G. Holland 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Mikolas 21, B. Cecil 4, G. Holland 5, J. Brebbia 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Rondon (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 89-57, J. Fry 12-7, B. Rondon 14-2, H. Santiago 74-44
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 7-3, H. Santiago 1-6
          • Batters Faced - D. Covey 26, J. Fry 3, B. Rondon 4, H. Santiago 18
          • 9TH INNING
            Martinez doubled to deep right, DeJong scored142
          • 8TH INNING
            Wong homered to right center, Gyorko scored132
          • 6TH INNING
            Fowler homered to left center, Ozuna, Molina and Gyorko scored112
            Gyorko walked, Carpenter scored, Ozuna to third, Molina to second72
            Wong scored, Carpenter to third, Ozuna to second on wild pitch62
            Munoz scored, Wong to third, Carpenter to second on passed ball52
          • 5TH INNING
            Molina hit sacrifice fly to center, DeJong scored, Martinez to second42
          • 4TH INNING
            Munoz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gyorko scored, Fowler out at second32
          • 3RD INNING
            Tilson singled to shallow right, Narvaez and Anderson scored22
            Ozuna singled to right, DeJong scored, Martinez to second20
            Martinez singled to center, Carpenter scored, DeJong to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • P. DeJong: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, DeJong reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • J. Martinez: Martinez doubled to deep right, DeJong scored
            • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna grounded out to third
            • F. Pena: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Pena struck out on foul tip
            • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gyorko flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • John Brebbia relieved Greg Holland
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia flied out to left
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • J. Gyorko: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gyorko walked
            • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
            • Y. Munoz: Ball, Munoz lined out to shortstop
            • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wong homered to right center, Gyorko scored
            • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Greg Holland relieved Brett Cecil
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson fouled out to first
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tilson walked
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep right center, Tilson to third
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong singled to shallow right center
            • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carpenter singled to shallow right, Wong to second
            • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, DeJong fouled out to first
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Wong to third, Carpenter to second
            • M. Ozuna: Ozuna flied out to right
            • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Molina popped out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Brett Cecil relieved Miles Mikolas
            • Francisco Pena catching
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Palka popped out to second
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson grounded out to third
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Garcia singled to shallow left center
            • O. Narvaez: Narvaez flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • Y. Munoz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Munoz singled to shallow center
            • Jace Fry relieved Dylan Covey
            • K. Wong: Wong reached on bunt single to pitcher, Munoz to second
            • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Carpenter walked, Munoz to third, Wong to second
            • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
            • Bruce Rondon relieved Jace Fry
            • J. Martinez: Martinez flied out to right
            • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Munoz scored, Wong to third, Carpenter to second on passed ball, Ball, Ozuna walked
            • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Ball, Wong scored, Carpenter to third, Ozuna to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Molina walked
            • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gyorko walked, Carpenter scored, Ozuna to third, Molina to second
            • Hector Santiago relieved Bruce Rondon
            • D. Fowler: Ball, Fowler homered to left center, Ozuna, Molina and Gyorko scored
            • Y. Munoz: Ball, Strike looking, Munoz flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (7 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Mikolas Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez popped out to second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Moncada out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong safe at first on shortstop Anderson fielding error
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez singled to center, DeJong to second
            • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna flied out to center, DeJong to third
            • Y. Molina: Pickoff attempt to first, Molina hit sacrifice fly to center, DeJong scored, Martinez to second
            • J. Gyorko: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gyorko walked
            • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Fowler grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • M. Mikolas Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Narvaez grounded out to second
            • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tilson grounded out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • J. Gyorko: Gyorko doubled to deep left
            • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to left, Gyorko to third
            • Y. Munoz: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Munoz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gyorko scored, Fowler out at second
            • K. Wong: Pickoff attempt, Wong doubled to right center, Munoz out at home
            • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Mikolas Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Davidson lined out to right
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • Y. Munoz: Munoz grounded out to third
            • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong grounded out to second
            • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter singled to shallow right center
            • P. DeJong: DeJong singled to right, Carpenter to second
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Martinez singled to center, Carpenter scored, DeJong to third
            • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ozuna singled to right, DeJong scored, Martinez to second
            • Y. Molina: Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Molina flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Mikolas Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez singled to center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson doubled to left center, Narvaez to third
            • C. Tilson: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Tilson singled to shallow right, Narvaez and Anderson scored
            • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moncada popped out to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Tilson to second on wild pitch, Sanchez flied out to left
            • J. Abreu: Abreu grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
            • J. Gyorko: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gyorko grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Mikolas Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Palka struck out looking
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Davidson struck out on foul tip
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
            • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
            • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Mikolas Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Abreu grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)