American League Tops National League

Derek Jeter has been the face of Major League Baseball for two decades,
while the torchbearer for the unofficial title as the game's best player has
fluctuated between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. Those storylines proved no
different Tuesday, as the future Hall-of-Fame shortstop and peerless
sluggers combined forces in the 85th Midsummer Classic to power the American
League to a 5-3 victory over the National League in front of a capacity
crowd at Target Field. Cabrera belted a two-run homer in the first inning,
while Trout doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and scored another to help
give the Junior Circuit home field advantage for this year's World Series.
Trout took home the MVP award, but all eyes were nevertheless focused on
Jeter, who delivered two hits and scored a run out of the AL's leadoff spot
in what will be his 14th and final All-Star Game with retirement looming at
the end of the season. Jonathan Lucroy hit a pair of RBI doubles to pace the
NL, which went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and has dropped
back-to-back All-Star Games on the heels of a three-game winning streak.
Both Cardinals pitchers gave up runs as the National League fell to the American League 5-3. Adam Wainwright started on the hill and gave up three-runs in his lone inning of work. Pat Neshek was tagged for two runs on three hits in a-third of an inning for the loss. Matt Carpenter did not make an appearance in the game.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

16 hours 34 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

17 hours 29 min ago

The Washington Seniors played two games Sunday and finished 1-1 for the day. Post 218 thrashed Pacific 29-4 with Mitch Barrow posting five hits. In the second game, Washington lost to Warrenton 4-3 at Warrenton High School. Ben Stephens pitched a complete game with nine strike outs and five walks to post the win. The game was tied at two after the first inning.