Cardinals Drop Braves

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Cardinals edged the Braves 4-3 in Atlanta last night. Shelby Miller allowed two runs over five innings to improve to 4-and-2 while Trevor Rosenthal survived a scare in the ninth for his ninth save. St. Louis has won three out of five.

The Cardinals continue their three-game series with the Braves in Atlanta tonight. Tyler Lyons takes the mound for St. Louis looking for his first win against two losses. The Braves counter with Gavin Floyd, who's making his 2014 debut. First pitch from Turner Field is set for 6:10.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 35 min ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.