St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds, 12-4

Because the Cardinals have pretty much owned the NL Central for more than a decade, only occasionally offering up first place like a short-term summer rental, it's actually kind of fun when someone else shows up at Busch Stadium this deep into the season with the division lead in their hip pocket.

So along came the Cincinnati Reds, surprising everyone but themselves that they were still in first place two months deep into the season. And as the Memorial Day crowd of 40,...