Bats held in check as Miller struggles

Clayton Kershaw polished off a brilliant month of June with a 13-strikeout performance on Sunday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took a 6-0 decision from the St. Louis Cardinals in the finale of a four-game set. Kershaw (9-2) scattered five hits with two walks over seven scoreless innings to win his sixth straight decision, all in June. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner went 6-0 with a minuscule 0.82 ERA and 61 strikeouts in six starts throughout the month, highlighted by his first career no-hitter on June 18 against Colorado. If all that wasn't enough, Kershaw is in the midst of a 28-inning scoreless streak. Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer, while Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig each scored twice for the Dodgers, who have won 10-of-13 and tied the San Francisco Giants for first atop the NL West. St. Louis starter Shelby Miller (7-7) was charged with the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings on the hill.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.