Cardinals Shut Out By Pirates

A.J. Burnett and three relievers combined on a one-hitter as the Pirates shut out the Cardinals 5-0 at PNC Park. Neil Walker had two hits and an RBI for the Bucs, who earned a split of the rain-shortened two-game series. Carlos Beltran had the lone hit for St. Louis in the seventh. Shelby Miller gave up two runs in six innings to suffer his first loss.

The Cardinals didn't collect their first hit against the Pirates last night until the seventh inning. Carlos Beltran stroked a one-out double to the wall in right center to break up a no-hit bid by Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett. The right-hander had a perfect game going into the sixth, but lost that when he hit Cards shortstop Daniel Descalso with one out.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

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SPORTS CORNER

21 hours 37 min ago

After a day off, the Cardinals return to the diamond tonight for the first of a three-game series with the Padres from Petco Park. St. Louis is 56-and-48 this season and trots Lance Lynn to the hill. Lynn is 11-and-7 with a 3.05 ERA. San Diego counters with 9-and-10 Tyson Ross who has a 2.65 ERA this season. First pitch is at 9:10.