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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.