Mikolas, O'Neill lead Cardinals to 7-0 win over Pirates 7-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) Miles Mikolas scuffled in the first half of the season and wanted a fresh start after the All-Star game.

His got it.

Mikolas pitched an eight-hitter and Tyler O'Neill hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.

It was the first complete game this season and second overall for Mikolas (6-9), who lasted just four innings in his last start before the break. He struck out three and walked none while throwing 100 pitches.

''I needed it. I needed something to make me feel good and put that first half behind me,'' Mikolas said. ''In golf we always joke a hole-in-one and I'm right back on track. Hopefully, this one puts me right back on track.''

It was first complete game by a Cardinals pitcher this season. Mikolas had the only one last year on May 21 against Kansas City.

It also was the second shutout of his career.

''It's pretty cool,'' Mikolas said. ''Does anyone have two this year? I can be tied for the league lead in something. I like that.''

Mikolas pitched out of three jams. The Pirates had runners on second and third with two outs in the fifth, but Mikolas got Jacob Stallings to ground out and end the inning. In the sixth, he allowed one-out singles to Adam Frazier and Brian Reynolds, his third hit before Starling Marte grounded into an inning-ending double play. Marte also hit into a double play in the first inning. In the seventh, Colin Moran doubled with one out and was stranded at third.

''He deserves a tip of the hat,'' St. Louis manager Mike Shildt about Mikolas. ''Talk about a dominant performance. It was bolstered by some excellent defense. All his pitches were crisp. That's Miles.''

St. Louis has won three games in a row.

O'Neill, who is playing in left for the injured Marcell Ozuna, had his first career multi-homer game, and drove in four runs for the second time in the last three games. He also singled to finish with three hits.

''I got the cage early today, working on standing back and seeing the ball properly and obviously it worked pretty well,'' O'Neill said. ''I'm back to doing my thing and I want to keep it rolling.''

The Pirates lost their fourth consecutive game and left manager Clint Hurdle lamenting the missed opportunities.

''We hit some balls hard. They made some plays, but at the end of the day we had eight hits,'' Hurdle said. ''There was enough there to make a run at it, but we didn't get things done we needed to get done to get on the plate.''

Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove (6-8) gave up five runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked three along with hitting a batter.

The Cardinals scored an unearned run in the first inning. Paul Goldschmidt walked with two outs and O'Neill hit a line drive that Dickerson dropped, allowing Goldschmidt to score. Musgrove ended up striking out the side but he needed 36 pitches without allowing a hit to get out of the inning.

St. Louis went ahead 3-0 in the third. Matt Carpenter was called out at first on a close play to start the inning. After a 37-second challenge, the call was overturned. With one out, Goldschmidt hit a fly ball to deep left in front of the fence. The ball hit Dickerson's glove and popped out. It was ruled a double. An infield hit by O'Neill moved Goldschmidt to third and he came home on a sacrifice fly by Dexter Fowler.

The Cardinals chased Musgrove in the fifth. DeJong singled after Carpenter was picked off first by catcger Stallings. After Goldschmidt struck out, Musgrove gave up a two-run homer to center on his first pitch to O'Neill, giving St. Louis a 5-0 lead.

O'Neill got his second home run to center off reliever Kyle Crick in the seventh after Goldschmidt walked with two outs.

INJURY

Carpenter fouled a ball of the top his right foot in the seventh and left the game. With a 3-2 count, Tommy Edman came in to finish the at-bat. He struck out and it was charged to Carpenter.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Cardinals Hall of Famer and broadcaster Mike Shannon celebrated his 80th birthday. The two-time World Series champion has been with the Cardinals for 62 years, including nine in a St. Louis uniform. He became a broadcaster in 1972 and has been there ever since. A cake was delivered to Shannon after two innings and was shown on the scoreboard. The fans began singing ''Happy Birthday'' accompanied by the stadium organist.

TRAINING ROOM

Pirates: OF Gregory Polanco (left shoulder inflammation) left his rehabilitation appearance with Triple-A Indianapolis after two plate appearances with left shoulder tightness. He was rested Monday and will be examined on Tuesday.

Cardinals: RHP Michael Mayers (right shoulder lat strain) remains on a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Memphis. He went on a 30-day injury rehab June 26.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Dario Agrazal (2-0, 2.18) will be making his third big-league start. In his last outing, he went six innings and allowed two runs against Milwaukee.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (4-6, 4.64) will be making his sixth career start and appearance against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals are 4-1 in his five starts against Pittsburgh, winning the last four.

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  • W: M. Mikolas (6-9)L: J. Musgrove (6-8)
  • HR: STL - T. O'Neill 2 (4)
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K. Newman SS30100001.326.367.469.8361.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Carpenter 3B31100020.215.321.372.6932.0
    a- T. Edman PH-3B10000001.254.279.492.7700.0
    P. DeJong SS41100011.254.338.433.7701.5
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    D. Fowler RF20110111.257.358.423.7812.5
    K. Wong 2B30000002.247.329.375.7041.0
    M. Wieters C40000012.228.287.446.733-0.5
    H. Bader CF30000110.202.312.355.6670.5
    M. Mikolas P40100031.156.156.156.313-0.5
    • a-announced for M. Carpenter in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Reynolds (19), C. Moran (16)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, K. Newman, J. Stallings 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (10)
    • HR - T. O'Neill 2 (4)
    • SF - D. Fowler (2)
    • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (40), T. O'Neill 4 (13), D. Fowler (33)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. O'Neill 4 (9)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fowler, K. Wong 2 (2), M. Wieters 2 (2), M. Mikolas
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - M. Carpenter
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Kang-Bell)
    • E - C. Dickerson
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - D. Fowler (6)
    • DP - 3 (DeJong-Wong-Goldschmidt; Fowler-Wong-DeJong; DeJong-Wong-Goldschmidt)
    • E - T. O'Neill (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Musgrove (L, 6-8)4.25543714.311.23-1.5
    M. Feliz1.10000204.671.334.0
    K. Crick0.22221113.901.61-4.5
    L. Escobar1.11000000.001.502.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Musgrove (L, 6-8)4.2
    M. Feliz1.1
    K. Crick0.2
    L. Escobar1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Mikolas (W, 6-9)9.08000304.151.2330.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Mikolas (W, 6-9)9.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Musgrove (6), L. Escobar
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 104-67, M. Feliz 18-12, K. Crick 24-14, L. Escobar 17-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 1-6, M. Feliz 1-1, L. Escobar 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 23, M. Feliz 4, K. Crick 5, L. Escobar 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Mikolas 100-73
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Mikolas 15-6
    • Batters Faced - M. Mikolas 32
    • Balks - M. Mikolas
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    B. Reynolds RF40300001.343.416.530.9454.0
    S. Marte CF40000004.275.315.478.7940.0
    J. Bell 1B40000020.295.369.629.998-1.0
    C. Moran 3B40100000.294.333.477.8102.0
    C. Dickerson LF30100001.271.308.458.7661.0
    K. Newman SS30100001.326.367.469.8361.0
    L. Escobar P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Stallings C20000002.333.397.404.8000.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Carpenter 3B31100020.215.321.372.6932.0
      a- T. Edman PH-3B10000001.254.279.492.7700.0
      P. DeJong SS41100011.254.338.433.7701.5
      P. Goldschmidt 1B23110211.253.343.430.7737.5
      T. O'Neill LF42342000.295.329.513.84215.0
      D. Fowler RF20110111.257.358.423.7812.5
      K. Wong 2B30000002.247.329.375.7041.0
      M. Wieters C40000012.228.287.446.733-0.5
      H. Bader CF30000110.202.312.355.6670.5
      M. Mikolas P40100031.156.156.156.313-0.5
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      • a-announced for M. Carpenter in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Reynolds (19), C. Moran (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, K. Newman, J. Stallings 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (10)
      • HR - T. O'Neill 2 (4)
      • SF - D. Fowler (2)
      • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (40), T. O'Neill 4 (13), D. Fowler (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. O'Neill 4 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fowler, K. Wong 2 (2), M. Wieters 2 (2), M. Mikolas
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - M. Carpenter
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Kang-Bell)
      • E - C. Dickerson
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. Fowler (6)
      • DP - 3 (DeJong-Wong-Goldschmidt; Fowler-Wong-DeJong; DeJong-Wong-Goldschmidt)
      • E - T. O'Neill (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Musgrove (L, 6-8)4.25543714.311.23-1.5
      M. Feliz1.10000204.671.334.0
      K. Crick0.22221113.901.61-4.5
      L. Escobar1.11000000.001.502.0
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      PITCHERSIP
      J. Musgrove (L, 6-8)4.2
      M. Feliz1.1
      K. Crick0.2
      L. Escobar1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Mikolas (W, 6-9)9.08000304.151.2330.5
      Total9.0800030---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Mikolas (W, 6-9)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Musgrove (6), L. Escobar
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 104-67, M. Feliz 18-12, K. Crick 24-14, L. Escobar 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 1-6, M. Feliz 1-1, L. Escobar 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 23, M. Feliz 4, K. Crick 5, L. Escobar 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Mikolas 100-73
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Mikolas 15-6
      • Batters Faced - M. Mikolas 32
      • Balks - M. Mikolas
      • 7TH INNING
        O'Neill homered to center, Goldschmidt scored07
      • 5TH INNING
        O'Neill homered to center, DeJong scored05
      • 3RD INNING
        Fowler hit sacrifice fly to left, Goldschmidt scored, O'Neill to second03
        Goldschmidt doubled to left center, Carpenter scored02
      • 1ST INNING
        O'Neill safe at first on left fielder Dickerson fielding error, Goldschmidt scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Marte grounded out to third
        • J. Bell: Bell grounded out to second
        • C. Moran: Foul, Ball, Ball, Moran fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • J. Kang: Foul, Ball, Kang singled to left, Kang to second on left fielder O'Neill fielding error
        • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Diaz flied out to center
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to second, Kang to third
        • B. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Foul, Reynolds flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • L. Escobar Pitching:
        • H. Bader: Strike swinging, Bader grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Mikolas: Strike swinging, Mikolas singled to left
        • T. Edman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Edman lined into double play shortstop to first, Mikolas out at first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • C. Moran: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Moran doubled to left center
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson grounded out to shortstop, Moran to third
        • K. Newman: Newman grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kyle Crick relieved Michael Feliz
        • M. Carpenter: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul
        • Edman struck out on foul tip
        • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong flied out to center
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
        • T. O'Neill: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, O'Neill homered to center, Goldschmidt scored
        • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to center
        • Luis Escobar pitching
        • Jung Ho Kang at shortstop
        • K. Wong: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Wong hit by pitch
        • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Wieters grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier singled to left
        • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Reynolds singled to center, Frazier to third
        • S. Marte: Marte grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Reynolds out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Feliz Pitching:
        • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Wieters flied out to center
        • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
        • M. Mikolas: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mikolas struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Bell grounded out to first
        • C. Moran: Ball, Moran flied out to center
        • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Dickerson reached on an infield single to third
        • K. Newman: Ball, Foul, Newman singled to center, Dickerson to second
        • J. Stallings: Dickerson to third, Newman to second on balk, Stallings grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter hit by pitch
        • P. DeJong: Ball, Carpenter out at first, Foul, DeJong singled to left
        • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Goldschmidt struck out on foul tip
        • T. O'Neill: Pickoff attempt, O'Neill homered to center, DeJong scored
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
        • Michael Feliz pitching
        • Elias Diaz catching
        • K. Wong: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
        • B. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Foul, Reynolds doubled to right
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Marte flied into double play right to second to shortstop, Reynolds out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
        • H. Bader: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bader grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Mikolas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mikolas struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • K. Newman: Newman grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Stallings: Ball, Stallings grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Musgrove: Strike looking, Musgrove grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Carpenter singled to shallow right
        • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, DeJong flied out to left
        • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Goldschmidt doubled to left center, Carpenter scored
        • T. O'Neill: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, O'Neill reached on an infield single to second, Goldschmidt to third
        • D. Fowler: Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler hit sacrifice fly to left, Goldschmidt scored, O'Neill to second
        • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Wong flied out to right
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • C. Moran: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Moran grounded out to second
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dickerson grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Wong fouled out to right
        • M. Wieters: Strike swinging, Wieters lined out to shortstop
        • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader walked
        • M. Mikolas: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mikolas struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Mikolas Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier popped out to shortstop
        • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds singled to shallow left
        • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Marte grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Reynolds out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
        • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
        • T. O'Neill: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, O'Neill safe at first on left fielder Dickerson fielding error, Goldschmidt scored
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)