Cardinals Pound Pirates

Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran hit consecutive home runs to start the bottom of the first inning as the Cardinals picked up a 9-1 win over the Pirates. Beltran finished with two homers, helping St. Louis win its fourth straight. Jonathan Sanchez was ejected after hitting Allen Craig with a pitch on the shoulder in the first. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle went too, after arguing on behalf of his pitcher. Sparks continued flying as Lance Lynn hit Starling Marte on the hand in third and again in the fifth. Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell was tossed for comments he made after Marte was drilled the second time. Lynn pitched seven innings of one-run ball improving to 4-and-0 with the win. Sanchez took the loss dropping to 0-and-3, ending a three-game win-streak for Pittsburgh.

Saturday's game is scheduled for 3:15.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Golfer Brad Carpenter from Washington High School. In a recent match against Fort Zumwalt South at Wolf Hollow, Brad carded a six under par 29 to lead the team to a 148-176 win over the Bulldogs. Brad will attend Missouri State University in Springfield on a golf and academic scholarship. He started playing golf at the age of 12 and developed an immediate love for the game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 22 hours ago

I am a woman. I would be more than happy to have more money in my paycheck. Too bad the Paycheck Fairness Act won't do that for me. Who wants "equality" if it comes because everyone makes less money?

Nonetheless, the Paycheck Fairness Act is the latest weapon in the War On Women, part II--2014 election style.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 53 sec ago

The opener of this Western Conference First Round series will be hard to top from an entertainment standpoint. Alexander Steen's goal 26 seconds into triple overtime gave the St. Louis Blues a hard-fought victory against the rival Chicago Blackhawks, but the stakes only get higher in Game 2 on Saturday at Scottrade Center. Each team has positives to take into the next meeting.