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 week 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Spencer is the Ace of the pitching staff with a 4-0 record. He has given up just one run this season and currently sports an earned run average of .33. Spencer has allowed 11 hits in 21 innings but no extra base hits. He has struck out 16 while walking two for a strike out to walk ratio of 8.1.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 15 hours ago

Recently released statistics show that immigration to the United States has accounted for 82% of the population growth over the past 8 years.

This may be an alarming fact to a number of people, especially conservatives who do not trust President Obama on this issue. The fact is, however, that this trend has been going on for decades.

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SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 2 min ago

The Wild secured a spot in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-1 win over the Blues in Game Six of their West series. Zach Parise netted a pair of goals for Minnesota, which will clash with Chicago in the semifinals. Justin Fontaine and Nino Niederreiter also lit the lamp, while Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves. T.J. Oshie had the only goal of the game for St.