I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.
The Cardinals rallied from an early five-run deficit to defeat the Cubs 9-6 at Busch Stadium. Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI while Jhonny Peralta finished 3-for-4 with two RBI. Kolten Wong also went deep for St. Louis, which is now tied with Milwaukee atop the NL Central. Pat Neshek earned the win in relief while Trevor Rosenthal notched his 40th save.