ST. LOUIS (Jennifer Langosch, MLB.com) -- It was as atypical a start as there has been in some time for Adam Wainwright, who self-destructed in a fifth inning that cost the Cardinals their series opener against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
En route to a 7-2 victory in front of 43,623 fans at Busch Stadium, the Rays chased Wainwright during a five-run fifth in which Tampa Bay tallied only two hits. Wainwright provided the rest of the assistance, committing a fielding error, walking three and hitting one in his first outing since starting the All-Star Game.
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The Cape Girardeau Fire Department has backed the 1/8-cent sales tax voters in Cape will vote to pass for 21 years. 10 years ago the tax was first enacted, and since has raised $10 million for the city, most of it for fire and police. Cape City Council is likely to place the vote on the November ballot.
The Jackson Community Center entered Phase II on Tuesday as the city announced FEMA approved funding for the Tornado Safe Room. 4 months ago the city requested additional funding for the construction of the safe room, needing more funds than when the original grant was submitted - the grant went from $2.4 million to $3.3 million. Building permits have been processed and are ready to be issued, with the city of Jackson optimistic a groundbreaking ceremony will take place in October.
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