Pirates Top Cardinals

Four different Pirates collected two RBI each as they defeated the Cardinals 9-1 at Busch Stadium. Leadoff man Gregory Polanco went hitless but walked twice and scored two runs for Pittsburgh, which avoided the four-game sweep. Russell Martin was 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI for the Bucs. Edinson Volquez allowed the run over nine innings to improve to 8-and-6. Shelby Miller gave up four runs in five innings for the loss. Matt Carpenter hit a sac-fly in the third for the lone St. Louis run.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 22 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 19 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 hour 30 min ago

Washington Post 218 hosts De Soto. 6:30 game time at Ronsick Field. Listen live on KLPW-AM 1220.