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.
Lance Lynn and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Cardinals beat the Padres 3-1 at Busch Stadium. Lynn struck out eight while allowing just an unearned run in seven innings for the win. Kevin Siegrist notched his fourth save as St. Louis split the four-game set. Thomas Pham drove in all three runs with a homer and a double.