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

13 hours 33 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.