Beltran Homer Propels Cards Past Phils

Carlos Beltran homered off Mike Adams in the top of the seventh inning as the Cardinals beat the Phillies 4-3 in Philadelphia. Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Cards improved to 9-and-6. Adam Wainwright allowed nine hits and three runs in seven innings for his third win. The Phils have lost four straight.

The Cardinals and Phillies play the second of their four-game series at Citizens Bank Park tonight. Jaime Garcia goes up against the Phils' Roy Halladay. Garcia is coming off seven shutout innings against the Brewers on Sunday in a no-decision. Halladay pitched eight innings in a 2-1 win over the Marlins on Sunday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 35 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.