Cardinals Rolled By Nationals

Joe Kelly allowed five runs in two-and-a-third innings to take the loss in an 11-1 setback to the Nationals. Allen Craig was 2-for-2 with the lone RBI for St. Louis, which dropped to 2-and-5 in the spring. The Cards clash with Detroit today.

The St. Louis Cardinals are locking up infielder Matt Carpenter long term. The two agreed to a new deal for six seasons, and multiple reports say it's for 52-million-dollars with an option for the 2020 season. He finished fourth in the National League MVP vote in 2013. Carpenter led the league with 126 runs, 199 hits and 55 doubles last season.

The St. Louis Cardinals are bringing in 23-year-old Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz. He is expected to report to spring training today. He played five seasons in his native Cuba. He hit .315 with 12 home runs and 11 steals in 2012.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

23 hours 40 min ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 14 min ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.