Pirates Pummel Cardinals

Pedro Alvarez hit a pair of homers as the Pirates cruised to a 12-2 win over the Cardinals at PNC Park. Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and three runs as Pittsburgh moved to 3-and-1. Travis Ishikawa also went deep while Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin had two hits and two RBI each. Gerrit Cole twirled seven innings of two-ball for the victory. Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer for St. Louis while Matt Holliday added a pair of hits. Shelby Miller was shelled for five runs in five-and-a-third innings as the Cards dipped to 2-and-2.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Soccer Player Anna Merseal from St. Clair High School. Anna currently leads the team with 15 goals and nine assists. Last game out, Anna scored leading the Bulldogs to a 2-0 win over Fatima. Coach Tim Isgrig says Anna has worked hard to improve her game in the past year. Her teammates respect her and look to her for leadership. Anna is also a very good student. Current GPA is 3.8.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 1 day ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 4 min ago

A late surge by the Cardinals gave them a 6-1 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. Yadier Molina hit a three-run double in the seventh inning to break the tie. The Cards put up two more runs in the eighth to secure the win. Michael Wacha pitched seven innings of one-run ball for St. Louis to improve to 2-and-0. The Cards have won three straight.