Padres Ground Cardinals

Carlos Quentin was 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Padres grabbed a 5-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Chase Headley was 2-for-5 and scored twice for San Diego, which has won two out of three since a four-game slide. Edinson Volquez allowed three runs over five innings to improve to 7-and-8 while Huston Street recorded his 16th save. Allen Craig laced a two-run single in the fourth for St. Louis, which had won three of its previous four. Lance Lynn fell to 11-and-5 after allowing four runs in five innings. Lynn started the season 10-and-1 but has lost four of his last five decisions.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.