Cards Pound Reds

The Cardinals offense exploded for 13 runs for a second straight night as they destroyed the Reds 13-3 in the first of three at Great American Ball Park. St. Louis was coming off a 13-0 win over the Pirates. Daniel Descalso left the yard twice, while David Freese drove in four and Allen Craig and John Jay each had three RBI. Craig hit his 11th homer of the season. Shelby Miller improved to 11-and-7 striking out eight and allowing three runs over five innings. The Cards have won two in-a-row since ending a seven-game losing streak. Bronson Arroyo was lit up for seven runs and didn't make it out of the fourth inning to take the loss for the Reds. Joey Votto drove in all three runs courtesy of a three-run homer. Cincinnati has lost six of seven.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 hour 43 sec ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 5 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

30 min 3 sec ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.