Cardinals Rolled By Nationals

Joe Kelly allowed five runs in two-and-a-third innings to take the loss in an 11-1 setback to the Nationals. Allen Craig was 2-for-2 with the lone RBI for St. Louis, which dropped to 2-and-5 in the spring. The Cards clash with Detroit today.

The St. Louis Cardinals are locking up infielder Matt Carpenter long term. The two agreed to a new deal for six seasons, and multiple reports say it's for 52-million-dollars with an option for the 2020 season. He finished fourth in the National League MVP vote in 2013. Carpenter led the league with 126 runs, 199 hits and 55 doubles last season.

The St. Louis Cardinals are bringing in 23-year-old Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz. He is expected to report to spring training today. He played five seasons in his native Cuba. He hit .315 with 12 home runs and 11 steals in 2012.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 16 hours ago

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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 6 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.