Red Sox Top Cardinals In Game One Of World Series

David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and knocked in three runs to power the Red Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Cardinals in Game One of the World Series at Fenway Park. Ortiz had a grand slam taken away by Cards right fielder Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the second inning. Beltran left the game with a rib contusion following the catch. Mike Napoli had a bases-clearing double in the first inning for Boston, which hosts Game Two on Thursday. Jon Lester struck out eight over seven-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless ball for the win. Adam Wainwright was shelled for five runs in five innings for the loss. Matt Holliday hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth for St. Louis.

The Cardinals and Red Sox will play Game Two of the World Series tonight at Fenway Park. Rookie Michael Wacha will take the mound for St. Louis, while Boston counters with John Lackey. After tonight's game, the teams will travel to St. Louis with an off-day on Friday. The best-of-seven series will resume with Game Three Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.