Cardinals Swashbuckle Pirates

Allen Craig drove in three to power the Cardinals in a 10-6 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Matt Holliday went 2-for-5 with two RBI while Jon Jay was 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in the win. Lance Lynn allowed four runs over five innings and picked up the win for St. Louis, which has won five out of six. Neil Walker hit a two-run homer for Pittsburgh while Starling Marte was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Bucs starter James McDonald took the loss and was rocked for eight runs in one-and-two-thirds innings, but only three of the runs were earned. Pittsburgh saw its three-game winning streak end.

The Cardinals and Pirates continue their three-game series with the second game at PNC Park tonight. Jake Westbrook puts his 1-and-1 mark on the line for St. Louis, while Pittsburgh turns to 0-and-2 Jonathan Sanchez. The Cards also play at Philadelphia and Washington on this trip before returning home to host the Pirates a week from Friday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 4 min ago

After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.