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ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been unbeatable this season when the St. Louis Cardinals score him a couple of runs.He’s 16-0 when getting at least two runs of support Yonder Alonso Jersey , a big asset for the Cardinals as they stay in the postseason hunt.“I’ve been fortunate enough that when I’ve pitched, we’ve had great offense and we’ve put up runs and played great defense and everything has just come together,” Mikolas said. “It’s been a great season.”Kolten Wong hit the first of four St. Louis homers, Mikolas won his third straight start and the Cardinals beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Monday night to give their playoff push another boost.St. Louis has 35 victories since the All-Star break, most in the National League, and has won two straight after losing four in a row. The Cardinals, who also got homers from Paul DeJong, Harrison Bader and Yadier Molina, are a half-game ahead of Colorado for the second NL wild card.The Braves took a third consecutive loss after winning a season-best six straight games. They remained 6½ games up in the division following Philadelphia’s loss to the Mets, which reduced Atlanta’s magic number to seven as the Braves try to clinch their first NL East title in five years.Mike Foltynewicz (11-10) walked three of the first five batters he faced — one intentionally — and hit Yadier Molina with a pitch before Wong’s opposite-field, two-run single gave St. Louis a 3-0 lead in the first.Atlanta pitchers have issued 32 walks over the last four games, all at home, where they are 38-37 and have dropped 13 of their last 17.“It just goes down to early on — the walks, the walks, the walks — they all score,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “That’s the big thing.”Mikolas (16-4) allowed four hits, two runs and one walk while striking out six in five innings. The right-hander, who leads the NL in fewest walks per nine innings, improved to 9-0 in 15 road starts.“They fouled off some good pitches, but we played great defense, and I was able to get out of the jams when I was in a sticky situation,” he said.After Freddie Freeman’s 22nd homer made it a one-run game in the third, the Cardinals went up 4-2 in the fourth on Wong’s ninth homer and 6-2 in the fifth on DeJong’s 18th homer and Marcell Ozuna’s RBI double. St. Louis improved to an NL-best 40-19 when hitting a road homer.Foltynewicz allowed five hits, six runs and four walks with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Coming off a complete-game victory at San Francisco, Foltynewicz had gone 4-2 with a 1.84 ERA in his last eight starts, but he couldn’t overcome a lack of control.Nick Markakis drove in a run with his NL-leading 42nd double, coming against Dakota Hudson in the seventh, to pull the Braves to 6-5. But then Jesse Biddle gave up a pair of two-out walks in the eighth http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-ramirez-jersey , and Bader, a defensive replacement in the seventh, hit a three-run homer to put St. Louis up 9-5.The Braves had a chance to do more damage in the bottom of the inning against Carlos Martinez after Ronald Acuna Jr.’s RBI single cut the lead to 9-6, but Martinez struck out Freeman with the bases loaded.Freeman slammed his bat down in disgust.“Big moment, obviously, bases loaded and a three-run game at that moment,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. “He made a money pitch.”Molina hit his 18th homer, a two-run shot off Arodys Vizcaino, in the ninth.BAD MOVESCardinals CF Yairo Munoz made two errors in the sixth that let Atlanta cut the lead to 6-4. He dropped the ball after picking up Ender Inciarte’s single, allowing Inciarte to advance to second and Johan Camargo to third. Munoz made a throwing error to third on Tyler Flowers‘ single, allowing both runners to score.TRAINER’S ROOMCardinals: Shildt said RHP Bud Norris wasn’t available because of irritated skin on his right middle finger. Norris left Sunday night’s win over the Dodgers after walking the only batter he faced.Braves: Camargo, the team’s everyday third baseman, went 1 for 5 in his return to the lineup after missing the past four games with left groin tightness.UP NEXTCardinals: LHP Austin Gomber (5-1, 3.78 ERA) will make his first career start against Atlanta on Tuesday. Gomber allowed seven runs and nine hits in his last start, lasting three innings in a 9-7 loss to the Dodgers.Braves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-5, 3.01 ERA) seeks his first victory since Aug. 3, a span of eight starts in which he’s 1-1 with a 3.02 ERA. The MLB All-Star rosters are set. The non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching. This begs the obvious question: Which 2018 All-Stars are most likely to swap uniforms on or before July 31?To answer this query, we used the latest credible rumors, each player's contract status and whether he plays for an obvious seller, plus a dollop of informed gut instinct.We'll look at five guys who were selected to the National League or American League squads and who should seriously begin pondering the possibility of a ZIP code change. But first, a few close calls.Could Be Dealt, but Survey Says No1 of 6Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesJacob deGrom, RHP, New York MetsThe New York Mets are buried in last place in the National League East, and the persistent chatter has been that they'll at least listen to offers for virtually anyone on their big league roster.That includes right-hander Jacob deGrom, who's in the midst of a Cy Young Award-caliber season and under team control through 2020. The Mets would surely command a massive prospect haul for their ace. It could happen, but at this point, at least one top suitor鈥攖he New York Yankees鈥攄oesn't consider a trade for deGrom or his teammate Noah Syndergaard "especially realistic Bradley Zimmer Jersey ," per Fancred's Jon Heyman. J.T. Realmuto, C, Miami MarlinsThe Miami Marlins traded their entire 2017 starting outfield and second baseman Dee Gordon this offseason. Will catcher J.T. Realmuto be the next to exit South Beach? Don't be too sure."The Marlins want to keep Realmuto, who is under team control through 2020, and have internally discussed the possibility of making a long-term offer," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported. "A team would need to make an astronomical offer for Miami to even consider a trade." Blake Snell, LHP, Tampa Bay RaysThe Tampa Bay Rays have managed to float above .500, but their chances of making noise in the top-heavy American League East are slim with the Yankees and Boston Red Sox throwing their weight around.The small-market Rays should consider trade offers for MLB talent so they can restock their farm, though one All-Star and potential deadline target鈥攃atcher Wilson Ramos鈥攄inged his value when he injured his hamstring Saturday.Another name you'll hear bandied about is left-hander Blake Snell's. Maybe, but don't get sucked in. It's hard to believe the Rays would move a 25-year-old rising star with a 2.27 ERA and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings who's controllable through 2022 unless another club essentially emptied its minor league stockpile.Brad Hand, LHP, San Diego Padres2 of 6Norm Hall/Getty ImagesThe San Diego Padres don't have to trade Brad Hand. The southpaw reliever is inked to a relatively affordable deal through 2021 with a team option.After striking out 13.2 batters per nine and notching 24 saves so far, however, he'll draw ample interest from a long list of buyers. Late-innings arms are always a hot commodity at the deadline.The Padres' asking price has some rival executives doubting a trade will happen, per Heyman, but it's not hard to imagine a contender such as the Yankees or Red Sox making a strong play. Hand is on the Chicago Cubs' "wish list," per Bruce Levine of 670 The Score.The defending champion Houston Astros, with their deep farm system and right-handed-heavy bullpen, also make sense.Jed Lowrie, 2B/3B, Oakland Athletics3 of 6Jason O. Watson/Getty ImagesThe Oakland Athletics are technically in the AL playoff picture with a 55-42 record. But with the Yankees, Red Sox, Astros and Cleveland Indians near locks to make the dance and the Seattle Mariners (58-39) ahead of the A's in the American League West, it'll be a steep climb.Oakland could opt to buy or at least stand pat. If it slips even a little further from contention, however, it'll likely fall back on a well-established pattern of jettisoning veterans for cost-controlled young talent.That includes Jed Lowrie, who can capably play second and third base and owns an .849 OPS. A reunion with the Red Sox http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-guyer-jersey , for whom Lowrie played the first four years of his career, could be in the cards. His versatility and extensive postseason experience ought to entice any number of clubs.Maybe the A's will extend Lowrie, as Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal suggested. History suggests they'll at least seriously listen to offers for the 34-year-old impending free agent.Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox4 of 6Ron Vesely/Getty ImagesThe Chicago White Sox are 29 games under .500 at 33-62. The future is bright on the South Side, while the present screams "sell."The ChiSox could keep first baseman Jose Abreu, who's under team control through 2019, and trade him in the offseason or next summer.That extra year of controllability adds value, however, and would net Chicago a richer haul.Abreu's OPS has dropped from .906 in 2017 to .752 this season, but he's clubbed 13 homers with 52 RBI and has quietly been among the more prolific power hitters in the game since his 2014 MLB debut, when he led MLB with a .581 slugging percentage.Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe floated the notion of an Abreu-to-Houston swap and hinted the Astros have interest. It would undeniably gild an already potent lineup and up the odds of a 'Stros repeat.Shin-Soo Choo, DH/OF, Texas Rangers5 of 6Greg Fiume/Getty ImagesShin-Soo Choo has been one of the best renaissance stories of 2018. The 36-year-old hadn't posted an OPS higher than .780 since 2015 and appeared to be on the downslope.So far this season, Choo sports a .911 OPS, his best mark since 2008. On Sunday, he extended his on-base streak to 51 games, making it the longest such stretch in baseball since 2007, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, are sunk in the AL West and are obvious sellers. Might there be a taker for Choo?The Rangers are willing to swallow some of the money remaining on Choo's contract, according to Heyman. The pact is paying him $20 million in 2018, $21 million in 2019 and $21 million in 2020. No one is absorbing all that for a guy who just turned 36.How much of that money Texas will take on and how much they'd expect back in prospects will determine whether Choo finishes his impressive 2018 campaign in Arlington. But any number of contenders could use an experienced hitter in the midst of an unequivocally excellent comeback.Manny Machado, SS, Baltimore Orioles6 of 6Patrick Semansky/Associated PressSurprise!(Insert sarcasm emoji.)The Baltimore Orioles have found new ways to define terrible in 2018. Manny Machado is an impending free agent. He's one of the most talented players of his generation and can capably man either shortstop or third base.Many teams have been linked to Machado, but now the list appears to be shrinking rapidly. On Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reportedthat the Los Angeles Dodgers had a deal in place and it could be a done deal by Wednesday. Scott Lauber of Philly.com chimed in that the Philadelphia Phillies are still "aggressively" pursuing Machado as well.Now we wait to see where he lands and what kind of package a team will give up for a couple months of his services.All statistics and standings accurate entering Monday and courtesy of Baseball Reference.
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