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

4 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 9 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 34 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.