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

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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.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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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

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The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.