Cardinals Fall in Canada

Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie both homered, Marcus Stroman spun six-plus strong innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays secured their sixth straight win with a 3-1 decision over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Rogers Centre. Bautista belted a solo shot in the third, while Lawrie launched a tiebreaking
blast in the fifth to make a winner out of Stroman (3-0), who struck out seven and allowed just one run on seven hits with two walks to pick up the win in his second big league start. Jose Reyes finished 3-for-3 with an RBI for Toronto, which has won 15 of its last 17 games. Lance Lynn (6-4) absorbed the loss after giving up two runs on six hits and four walks with six strikeouts over five frames. Allen Craig collected two of St. Louis' seven hits and drove in the lone run for the Cardinals, who went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and suffered their fifth loss in six games.

The St. Louis Cardinals turned a triple play in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista ripped a liner to second baseman Daniel Descalso. Descalso alertly flipped to second to double off Jose Reyes before shortstop Jhonny Peralta fired the ball to first baseman Allen Craig to complete the 4-6-3 triple play. It was St. Louis' first triple play since May 5, 2005 against the San Diego Padres when Albert Pujols caught a liner, stepped on first, and fired to shortstop David Eckstein covering second.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is feeling good after a Monday bullpen session. The 33-year-old threw 30-to-40 pitches without incident. Wainwright flew back to St. Louis last week to have an abdominal strain checked out. It will be two to three weeks before he pitches in a game.