Cardinals Hold Off Padres

Jake Westbrook shined at the plate and on the mound as the Cardinals held off the surging Padres 9-6 at Busch Stadium. Westbrook went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for St. Louis, which has won three of its last four. On the mound, he allowed two runs in six-and-two-thirds innings for his sixth win. Matt Carpenter was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the win. Edward Mujica locked up his 27th save. Everth Cabrera knocked in two runs and scored once for San Diego, which has lost five-of-six. Jason Marquis allowed six runs in five-and-one-third frames for the loss. The Padres scored all their runs in the seventh inning and later.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 10 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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SPORTS CORNER

30 min 39 sec ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are into the playoffs despite a 7-2 loss to the Reds at Busch Stadium. The Cards clinched their fourth consecutive playoff berth with Milwaukee's loss to Pittsburgh and currently lead the Pirates by two-and-a-half games in the NL Central. Jay Bruce homered twice and knocked in three, Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run blast and Todd Frazier also went deep for the Reds, who snapped a six-game losing streak.