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

1 day 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 31 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.