American League Tops National League

Derek Jeter has been the face of Major League Baseball for two decades,
while the torchbearer for the unofficial title as the game's best player has
fluctuated between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. Those storylines proved no
different Tuesday, as the future Hall-of-Fame shortstop and peerless
sluggers combined forces in the 85th Midsummer Classic to power the American
League to a 5-3 victory over the National League in front of a capacity
crowd at Target Field. Cabrera belted a two-run homer in the first inning,
while Trout doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and scored another to help
give the Junior Circuit home field advantage for this year's World Series.
Trout took home the MVP award, but all eyes were nevertheless focused on
Jeter, who delivered two hits and scored a run out of the AL's leadoff spot
in what will be his 14th and final All-Star Game with retirement looming at
the end of the season. Jonathan Lucroy hit a pair of RBI doubles to pace the
NL, which went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and has dropped
back-to-back All-Star Games on the heels of a three-game winning streak.
Both Cardinals pitchers gave up runs as the National League fell to the American League 5-3. Adam Wainwright started on the hill and gave up three-runs in his lone inning of work. Pat Neshek was tagged for two runs on three hits in a-third of an inning for the loss. Matt Carpenter did not make an appearance in the game.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 4 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 3 hours ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.