Orioles Throttle Cardinals

J.J. Hardy hit two homers and drove in four runs as the Orioles cruised past the Cardinals 12-2 at Camden Yards. Manny Machado hit a three-run dinger in the win while Adam Jones and Chris Davis added solo shots. Ryan Flaherty clubbed a two-run jack and Nick Hundley collected three hits for Baltimore, which has won five of six. Chris Tillman improved to 9-and-5. Justin Masterson was pulled after two-plus innings, giving up five runs on seven hits to fall to 1-and-1. A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who have dropped two of their last three.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 57 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 7 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.