Bet on red-hot St. Louis

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas can’t (won’t) give a “ballpark” estimate on daily illegal immigration numbers. Let Stitches help you out there, Mr. Mayorkas. The Miami Marlins average attendance this year is 7,940. Just double it.

Winners of nine straight heading into Tuesday night, the Cards are getting away from the Reds, Padres and Phillies in the race for wild card No. 2.

St Louis’ Miles Mikolas (1-2, 4.50 ERA) takes the mound in Milwaukee. Form regained for Miles? Maybe. Shut out San Diego for 5 ²/₃ innings in his seventh start this year. The Brews’ Brett Anderson (4-8, 4.18 ERA) was bruised for six runs in his last 11 innings. He’s made five starts at home, winning once. Milwaukee wins the NL Central. Cards need this game more. 20 units on the Redbirds.

Hotter than a jalapeno! Jays doubled up the Rays 4-2. Alek Manoah went six innings to get the W. Lourdes Gurriel homered. Debt down to -116 halladays.