Adams Homer Lifts Cards Past Pirates In 10th

Matt Adams smacked a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Cardinals past the Pirates 2-0 in the opener of a four-game series at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings while Pat Neshek picked up the win. The Redbirds snapped a brief two-game skid. Starling Marte and Neil Walker had two hits apiece for Pittsburgh, which was coming off a weekend sweep of Philadelphia. Charlie Morton gave up just one hit and two walks over seven shutout innings but did not factor in the decision. Justin Wilson suffered his first loss.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

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SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 30 min ago

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is feeling good after a Monday bullpen session. The 33-year-old threw 30-to-40 pitches without incident. Wainwright flew back to St. Louis last week to have an abdominal strain checked out. It will be two to three weeks before he pitches in a game.