Cardinals Hold Off Nats

A three-run second inning for the Cardinals was keyed by a Tony Cruz two-run single as they held on for a 4-3 win against the Nationals in DC. Lance Lynn moved to 4-and-0 giving up one run and striking out five over five-and-two-thirds innings. Matt Holliday and Lynn drove in the other runs for St. Louis, which has taken two of the first three in the series to jump to 11-and-7. Danny Espinosa hit his first homer of the year in the loss. Jordan Zimmermann was charged with four runs, only one earned, in seven innings seeing his record even up at one. Washington is 10-and-8. Nats manager Matt Williams benched Bryce Harper for not running hard to first during a ground out in the sixth inning.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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