NL Battles AL In New York

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs are off for the All-Star Break until Friday. The Cards are in first place while the Cubs are in fourth place in the National League Central. Catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Carlos Beltran are starting for the NL. The Cards also have starter Adam Wainwright, first baseman Allen Craig and second baseman Matt Carpenter on the team. Wainwright will not play due to his start last night. He was replaced by teammate Edward Mujica. Starter Travis Wood is the lone Cub representative. The National League has won three straight over the American League.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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