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The Padres cut the deficit to a run in the sixth on a double by Carlos Quentin, another Alonso hit and a double-play ball.
Notes: Thousands lined up outside Busch Stadium several hours before game time for Stan Musial replica statues and a near-sellout of 44,033 was the Cardinals' 14th straight of 43,000 or more. ... Carpenter leads the NL with 31 doubles. ... Carlos Beltran got a day off due to general soreness, although he told manager Mike Matheny he could play. ... The Cardinals have a day off before rookie Shelby Miller (9-6, 2.92) makes his first start after a 12-day break against the Phillies Tuesday. Andrew Cashner (5-5, 3.81) pitches for San Diego in the opener of a four-game set in Milwaukee. ... Padres OFs made a pair of outstanding plays. Venable's sliding catch left a long skid mark in foul territory in the fourth and LF Quentin snatched Craig's liner to end the seventh. ... Stults threw a career-high 124 pitches.