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 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Spencer is the Ace of the pitching staff with a 4-0 record. He has given up just one run this season and currently sports an earned run average of .33. Spencer has allowed 11 hits in 21 innings but no extra base hits. He has struck out 16 while walking two for a strike out to walk ratio of 8.1.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

20 sec ago

The Cardinals are in the nation's capital to take on the Nationals. The first of a three-game series is tonight, with Lance Lynn opposing Gio Gonzalez. The Cardinals have won five straight and seven of their last eight to lead the NL Central at 8-and-3. The Nats come in at 6-and-7.