Dodgers Stave Off Elimination

There will be a Game Six in the National League Championship Series. Adrian Gonzalez homered twice as the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals 6-4 in Game Five in Los Angeles. Carl Crawford and A.J. Ellis also went deep for the Dodgers, who now trail three-games-to-two in the best-of-seven series. Carlos Beltran tripled in a run, while Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with an RBI-double for the Redbirds. Joe Kelly allowed four runs in five frames for the loss.

The Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to match up with the Cardinals stater Michael Wacha Friday night at Busch Stadium. Both pitchers faced off in Game Two with Wacha out dueling Kershaw, 1-0. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

In the night cap, the Detroit Tigers used a five-run second inning to cruise by the Boston Red Sox 7-3 in Game Four of the American League Championship Series. Doug Fister struck out seven in six innings of one-run ball for the win as the Tigers evened the ALCS at two games apiece. The Tigers also host Game Five on Thursday night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 54 min ago

The Cardinals play game-two of their three-game set against the Reds tonight. St. Louis is 67-and-57 and sits two-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central. The Cards will march John Lackey out to the mound. Lackey is 1-and-1 in three starts since being traded from Boston. Cincinnati counters with 12-and-8 Alfredo Simon.