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.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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