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

20 hours 26 min ago

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. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

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

21 hours 48 min ago

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.