Cards, Dodgers open series with battle of aces

In an effort to prevent history from repeating itself, the Dodgers have adjusted their rotation, activating pitcher Stephen Fife, who started Sunday versus the Cubs, giving the rest of the rotation an extra day of rest and bumping Capuano from the Cardinals series. More importantly, it set up a battle of aces in the first of a four-game set at Busch Stadium. The move pits Greinke against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, who will be playing for a National League-best 14th win, on Monday. If he hadn't missed time with a broken collarbone, Greinke might very well be among the NL wins leaders, too. Greinke is 8-3 through 17 starts this season and has allowed more than two runs just once in his last five starts. Wainwright, named to his second All-Star team ealier this year, has been a rock in the St. Louis rotation. However, he's sporting a 3.68 ERA over his last three outings. It's not bad compared to most pitchers, but it's a full run above his 2.61 ERA this year. In 12 games against the Dodgers in his career, Wainwright has a solid 3.02 ERA over 62 2/3 innings. Game time is 6:05.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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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.

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SPORTS CORNER

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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