Cardinals Double Up Dodgers, Take Commanding NLCS Lead

Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer in the third and the Cardinals held on for a 4-2 win over the Dodgers in Game Four of the NL Championship Series from Dodger Stadium. Shane Robinson added a pinch-hit solo homer in the seventh for St. Louis, which now holds a commanding three-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven set. Matt Carpenter opened the scoring with an RBI double while Lance Lynn pitched five-and-a-third innings of two-run ball to get the win. Trevor Rosenthal closed it out for the save and the Cards will look to close out the series in Game Five this afternoon.

The Boston Red Sox have the upper hand in the American League Championship Series. Mike Napoli homered in the seventh inning and John Lackey outdueled Justin Verlander as the Red Sox shut out the Tigers 1-0 in Detroit in Game Three. Lackey struck out eight over six-and-two-thirds scoreless innings for Boston, which leads the best-of-seven series two-games-to-one. Koji Uehara recorded a four-out save. Verlander fanned ten over eight innings of one-run ball for the loss. The Tigers were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. The game was delayed 17 minutes in the second inning due to a power outage. Detroit hosts Game Four on Wednesday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron is a senior and this is his first year playing soccer.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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Union 55 Pacific 7
Borgia 42 Kennedy 6
Battle 56 Washington 8
O'Fallon Christian 50 Wright City 12
Salem 50 St. James 27
Southern Boone 40 Owensville 24
Priory 49 Sullivan 17
Hermann 36 Transportation and Law 6
Cuba 30 Jefferson 0
Moberly 42 Warrenton 0

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