Cards Double Up Royals

Yadier Molina clubbed a two-run homer and knocked in four as the Cardinals doubled up the Royals, 6-3, in the opener of a two-game series at rainy Kauffman Stadium. The start of the game was delayed one hour due to rain. Allen Craig went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Cards, who have won five of their last six. Adam Wainwright scattered three runs and 12 hits over eight innings as he upped his mark to 7-and-3. The teams meet again at 7:10.

The "Post-Dispatch" reports Cardinals pitcher John Gast will have his shoulder examined today. Gast left Saturday's start against the Dodgers due to tightness in his left shoulder. Gast is 2-and-0 this season.

The Cardinals recalled pitcher Victor Marte from Memphis prior to yesterday's game against the Royals. Marte was 1-and-0 with 10 saves and a 2.78 ERA in 20 games with the Redbirds. In a corresponding roster move, the Cards sent Carlos Martinez to Memphis.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 8 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 8 hours ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.