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

6 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.