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

3 days 5 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Pitcher Janna Ruether. Her record is 6-4 with a 4.35 era. Janna has registered 40 strike outs with 33 walks in 37 innings pitched this seaon. As a hitter, Janna is batting .308 with 10 rbi with one double and one triple. Janna has played a major role in Union's run to the Four Rivers Conference Championship this year.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 2 days ago

Early Tuesday morning, U.S. fighter jets, armed Predator and Reaper drones, and Navy ships launched airstrike attacks against ISIS, deep within Syria. While it is ironic that it was about a year ago at this time that President Obama was seriously considering strikes against Syrian leader Bashir al-Assad, sometimes threats emerge even greater than the last.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm

SPORTS CORNER

6 sec ago

Madison Bumgarner couldn't be touched as the Giants defeated the Pirates 8-0 in the National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park. Bumgarner tossed a complete-game, four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to send San Francisco to the NLDS against the Nationals starting on Friday in Washington, D.C. Brandon Crawford's grand slam off Edinson Volquez in the fourth inning was all the offense the Giants would need.