Cubs Blank Cards

Jake Arrieta and five relievers combined to hold the Cardinals scoreless as the Cubs picked up a 3-0 victory against their rivals in the second of three at Wrigley Field. Arrieta made it through five-and-a-third innings, while reliever Brian Schlitter earned the win and Hector Rondon locked up his third save. The offense came from a Junior Lake two-run homer and an Anthony Rizzo solo shot. Chicago has won three in-a-row to move to 11-and-17. Matt Adams had three of the Cards' seven hits. St. Louis was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Michael Wacha fell to 2-an-3 giving up two runs in six innings for the Redbirds, who fell to under .500 for the first time this season at 15-and-16.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 hour 56 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Middle Hitter Amanda Vollmer with the Washington High School Volleyball Team. Amanda currently has 58 kills on the year and is averaging more than two kills per game. She also sports a 97.46 serve percentage with seven aces. Amanda is also a good defender with 30 blocks and 38 digs on the season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 hours ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 1 min ago

The Cardinals open their final road trip of the season tonight in Chicago. Adam Wainwright tries for his 20th win, while the Cubs start Travis Wood. St. Louis will also play three at Arizona this weekend. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by two-and-a-half games in the NL Central.