Cards Sweep Set At "The K"

Former Royal Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Cardinals went on to beat the Royals 4-1 at Kauffman Stadium. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday also went deep as St. Louis swept the two-game series in KC. Tyler Lyons allowed one run in seven innings for the win and Edward Mujica notched his 16th save.

After playing two games in Kansas City, the Cardinals and Royals now convene at Busch Stadium to begin a two-game series tonight. Lance Lynn puts his 7-and-1 record on the line for the Redbirds, while the Royals counter with 1-and-2 Luis Mendoza. The Cardinals are 34-and-17, a game-and-a-half ahead of the Reds atop the NL Central.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 7 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 2 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

4 hours 46 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.