Castillo's Blast Sends Cubs Past Cards

Welington Castillo blasted a three-run homer in the top of the 11th as the Cubs went on to a 6-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Nate Schierholtz was 4-for-5 with an RBI while Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-4 and knocked one in for Chicago, which has won two of three. Jeff Samardzija tossed seven innings of one-run ball but the bullpen couldn't hold it. Justin Grimm notched the win in relief while Hector Rondon got the save. Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 and tied the game in the ninth with a sac-fly for St. Louis. Matt Adams and Yadier Molina each had two hits while Joe Kelly surrendered an unearned run over six innings in the start. Trevor Rosenthal suffered the loss after giving up Castillo's blast in his second inning of work as the Cards lost their second straight.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

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SPORTS CORNER

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Adam Wainwright is still the ace of the St. Louis Cardinals with John Lackey now in the fold. The Cardinals bolstered their rotation by acquiring Lackey from the Boston Red Sox Thursday to join forces with Wainwright, who gets the start Friday in the
opener of an important three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals also added starter Justin Masterson from Cleveland on Wednesday.