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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Ben Stephens pitched into the ninth inning leading Warrenton to a 5-0 win over Washington at Ronsick Field. Stephens struck out 10 and walked three before leaving the game. Washington loaded the bases in the ninth, but the game was called when heavy rain and lightning moved in. Warrenton scored single runs in the first, sixth, and seventh and added two insurance runs in the ninth.