Pirates Shuffle Cards

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pirates cruised to a 9-2 win over the Cardinals at PNC Park. Francisco Liriano struck out eight in seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 11-and-4 for Pittsburgh. The Bucs had dropped three out of four coming in. Jake Westbrook allowed four runs in five innings to fall to 7-and-5 for St. Louis. Matt Carpenter and Shane Robinson each singled in a run for the Cards, who have lost four straight since a four-game winning streak.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 10 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 23 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas