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.
Ryan Howard knocked in two runs to guide the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. Ben Revere added three hits and two runs for Philadelphia, which has won three of four. Kyle Kendrick allowed four runs in six-and-a-third innings for the win. Jonathan Papelbon notched his 31st save. Adam Wainwright gave up all the runs over six frames for the loss. Matt Adams hit his 13th homer of the year for St.