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

6 days 14 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Wide Receiver and Defensive Back Logan Bellamy from Union High School. Logan carried the ball 12 times for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Union's 32-19 win over Sullivan Friday night. His 80-yard run on the second play from scrimmage set the tone for the game and his 54-yard run in the second half showcased his "cat like" quickness and tremendous speed as he ran away from the Sullivan defense.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 10 hours ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 41 min ago

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 38-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining to lift the injury-riddled St. Louis Rams to a 19-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Austin Davis, who began the season No. 3 on the Rams depth chart, made his first career start and completed 22-of-29 passes for 235 yards.