Lynn's start unravels in difficult second inning

After splitting a pair of games at Dodger Stadium that several in the clubhouse described as playoff-like, the Cardinals followed with one of their most ragged performances of the season Saturday. Lance Lynn, so good as of late, battled a blister and lasted only two innings as the Dodgers cruised to a 9-1 win in front of 50,910 fans. It all unraveled in a 45-pitch second inning that included a visit from the team's assistant athletic trainer, a near-collision at home plate and a half-dozen runs. The defense, outstanding in Friday's win, did Lynn no favors either. The offense mustered near nothing. An error by subbing shortstop Daniel Descalso cost Lynn a first-inning run and another play not made by Descalso allowed Andre Ethier to reach safely leading off the second. He would be the first of 11 batters Lynn faced in the six-run inning, the most productive inning of the Dodgers' season to date.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

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After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.