Adams Homer Lifts Cards Past Pirates In 10th

Matt Adams smacked a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Cardinals past the Pirates 2-0 in the opener of a four-game series at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings while Pat Neshek picked up the win. The Redbirds snapped a brief two-game skid. Starling Marte and Neil Walker had two hits apiece for Pittsburgh, which was coming off a weekend sweep of Philadelphia. Charlie Morton gave up just one hit and two walks over seven shutout innings but did not factor in the decision. Justin Wilson suffered his first loss.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 20 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

2 days 18 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

7 hours 1 min 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