MLB All-Star Game Tonight

The starting pitchers for the All-Star Game will be New York Mets ace Matt
Harvey and Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer. Harvey will be the first
pitcher to start an All-Star Game in his home park since Roger Clemens for
Houston in 2004. The young Mets right-hander is 7-2 with a 2.35 ERA and an NL-
best 147 strikeouts in 19 starts this season. He will be the first Mets
All-Star starting pitcher since Dwight Gooden in 1988. Scherzer is 13-1 this
season, suffering his first loss of the campaign on Saturday against Texas,
and is second in the AL with 152 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.19 in 19 starts.
He will be the second straight Tiger to start the All-Star Game, following
Justin Verlander last year.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

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SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 1 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.