Cardinals, Dodgers Take 1-0 Series Leads

The Cardinals and Dodgers have taken leads in their respective National League Division Series. Carlos Beltran belted a three-run homer to jump start a seven-run third inning as the Cardinals crushed the Pirates 9-1 in Game One of their NLDS at Busch Stadium. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Clayton Kershaw fired seven innings of one-run ball with 12 strikeouts as the Dodgers beat the Braves 6-1 in Atlanta.

All eight playoff teams will be in action on Friday. The Pirates and Cards play Game Two in St. Louis followed by the Tampa Bay Rays and Red Sox opening their American League Division Series in Boston. The Dodgers and Braves will battle in Game Two in Atlanta, while the Detroit Tigers take on the Oakland Athletics in Game One of their ALDS in the final contest of the night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

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SPORTS CORNER

22 hours 28 min ago

The Cardinals play game-two of their three-game set against the Reds tonight. St. Louis is 67-and-57 and sits two-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central. The Cards will march John Lackey out to the mound. Lackey is 1-and-1 in three starts since being traded from Boston. Cincinnati counters with 12-and-8 Alfredo Simon.