Reds' Nine-Run Ninth Ruins Cards

The Cardinals gave up nine runs in the top of the ninth inning and lost 13-4 to the Reds in the home opener at Busch Stadium. Brandon Phillips' RBI double broke a 4-all tie and ignited the uprising. Mitchell Boggs allowed seven runs in just a third of an inning to take the loss. Yadier Molina singled in a run for the Cards, who were outhit 14-to-4 in defeat.

It was a tradition filled Opening Day for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Clydesdales trotted around the warning track and Cardinals Hall of Fame legends rode in cars, including Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Red Schoendienst, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter and Whitey Herzog. Stan Musial was also honored after passing in January.

The Cardinals and Reds play the second of their three-game series at Busch Stadium tonight. Lance Lynn heads to the hill for St. Louis, while Cincinnati gives the ball to Bronson Arroyo. Lynn allowed four runs in four innings in a no-decsion last week in a game the Cards eventually lost 10-9 at Arizona. Arroyo beat the Angels 5-4 last week.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 21 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 32 min ago

In Senior Legion Baseball...
Washington improved to 2-0 with a 2-1 win over Creve Coeur at Ronsick Field. Matt Miller scored the winning run on a sac fly in foul ground off the bat of Matt McGilvray in the bottom of the seventh inning. The left fielder made a spectacular catch, but Miller tagged up and headed home with the winning run. Spencer Juergens was the winning pitcher.