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The St. Louis Cardinals look to regroup in time to salvage Thursday’s series finale against the host San Diego Padres following a disheartening 12-1 loss Wednesday. “It was probably our ugliest loss of the year,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters. “It was terrible. It’s just not what we do.” St. Louis has lost six of its last eight to fall 2 1/2 games behind National League Central-leading Milwaukee.