Cubs Blank Cards

Jake Arrieta and five relievers combined to hold the Cardinals scoreless as the Cubs picked up a 3-0 victory against their rivals in the second of three at Wrigley Field. Arrieta made it through five-and-a-third innings, while reliever Brian Schlitter earned the win and Hector Rondon locked up his third save. The offense came from a Junior Lake two-run homer and an Anthony Rizzo solo shot. Chicago has won three in-a-row to move to 11-and-17. Matt Adams had three of the Cards' seven hits. St. Louis was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Michael Wacha fell to 2-an-3 giving up two runs in six innings for the Redbirds, who fell to under .500 for the first time this season at 15-and-16.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 21 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

2 weeks 20 hours ago

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

22 hours 38 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.