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

4 days 29 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Softball Player Megan Micke. The Junior Shortstop had a terrific start to the season helping the Jays to a second place finish in the Union Tournament Saturday. In three games, Megan had 11 plate appearances, eight official at-bats, four hits, including a double, an rbi, a stolen base with six runs scored, three walks and two strike outs.

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SPORTS CORNER

30 min 42 sec ago

The Rams preseason came to a conclusion with a 14-13 loss to the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Michael Sam made six tackles, five of which were solo as he fights for a spot on the 53-man roster. St. Louis finished the preseason 1-and-3. The Rams open the regular season a week from Sunday at home against the Vikings.