D'backs Down Cards In Opener

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with a two-run double as the Diamondbacks downed the Cardinals 6-2 in the season opener for both clubs at Chase Field. Matt Holliday and Daniel Descalso plated a run each for the Redbirds in defeat. Adam Wainwright fanned six, but allowed four runs, three earned, on 11 hits in six frames to suffer the loss.

The Cardinals and D'backs get right back at it tonight in the desert. The second game of the three-game series in Arizona is set for tonight, with first pitch at 8:40 p.m. Jaime Garcia will start for St. Louis, while the Snakes counter with Trevor Cahill. Lance Lynn and Brandon McCarthy square off in the finale tomorrow night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 hours 1 min ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 31 min ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.