Miles Mikolas sets a steady pace before power launches Cardinals past Nationals

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WASHINGTON — The Cardinals’ final series before the trade deadline against one of the most intriguing players at the trade deadline began with a glimpse of the team they hope to be once those trade winds stop Tuesday. Their starter dictated the game. Their offense inched to a lead and then blasted away. With some last-second help from the defense, Miles Mikolas pitched seven steady innings and steered the Cardinals toward a 6-2 victory against Washington on Friday at Nationals Park. The Nats took an early lead before the Cardinals scored six runs — three by snazzy running around the bases and …

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