Wednesday afternoon, the Royals watched as another one of their All-Stars found a temporary home on the disabled list after Lorenzo Cain strained his left hamstring. Nearly 11 hours later, they responded with a measure of resolve, outlasting the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings at Busch Stadium. Alcides Escobar’s double scored Whit Merrifield.
Numerous rounds of thunderstorms are expected to sweep across the Kansas City region over the July Fourth weekend, bringing the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding. Widespread river flooding is also possible.
Gov. Sam Brownback has been bad news for the state of Kansas in 2016 but good news for opinion writers who don’t see eye to eye with him. During the first six months of the year, tens of thousands of Star readers clicked on my online columns regarding Brownback’s actions as governor. Here are links to — and lowlights of — my 10 most popular columns so far in 2016 on the governor.