Kyle Lohse responded to not being picked to the All Star team by dominating the Padres and beating Jake Peavy, to boot.
Lohse pitched 7 innings, allowing only 2 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 4. That was enough on a day when Peavy was home run happy.
Peavy allowed 4 solo shots. Two to Troy Glaus, who opened the second half with a far stronger bat than he’d shown in the first half, one to Rick Ankiel, and one to pinchhitter Joe Mather.
The Cardinals picked up a half game on the resting Cubs.