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

6 days 7 hours ago

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.