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.
The Missouri Democratic Party steps up attacks on Republican Sen. Roy Blunt over the failure of a funding bill he'd sponsored to combat the Zika virus. They accuse Blunt of skipping crucial negotiations to make time for two fundraisers the same night that Republicans filed a final version of the bill. But Republicans say Blunt wasn’t expected to be present at that point and that Democrats are misrepresenting the timeline of events and how such deals work on Capitol Hill.