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

5 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 21 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 32 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas