Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.
The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.
It involved race, and it was done it a church.
John Lackey tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Cardinals to a 6-0 win over the Cubs in the first-of-four at Wrigley Field. Lackey scattered six hits and a walk while striking out four to improve to 7-and-5. Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong plated a run apiece in the seventh before St. Louis blew the game open with a four-run ninth. The Cards have won three straight.