WASHINGTON (AP) — Nolan Gorman and Lars Nootbaar hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-2.

Washington’s Juan Soto went 1 for 4 in what could be his final homestand with Tuesday’s trade deadline looming. The Nationals were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

Miles Mikolas allowed two runs in seven innings for St. Louis, which won consecutive games for the first time since July 15-16.

Aníbal Sánchez lost his third consecutive start for Washington, which is a majors-worst 34-67.