Cards Escape Against Marlins

Trevor Rosenthal got Casey McGehee to ground into a double play with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win against the Marlins in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. St. Louis scored all their runs in the sixth headlined by two RBI doubles from Yadier Molina and Oscar Taveras. Lance Lynn picked up the win, striking out six over six-and-two-thirds shut out innings, while Rosenthal held on for 26th save despite giving up two runs. St. Louis has won three straight. Christian Yelich's one-run single and Giancarlo Stanton's RBI walk pulled Miami within one before McGehee ended the rally. Nathan Eovaldi fell to 5-and-4, allowing all three runs in six innings. The Marlins are 2-and-6 in their last eight.

Joe Kelly will toe the rubber two more times in the minors before returning to the Cardinals rotation. The righty is expected to return after the All-Star break. Kelly is expected to throw about 70 pitches in his next minor league start and around 85 in his final outing. The 26-year-old posted a 0.59 earned run average in three starts before hitting the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.