Pirates Dump Cardinals

After falling behind 2-0 the Pirates scored five runs in the seventh and eighth innings combined and held on for a 5-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Russell Martin hit a two-run homer in the seven inning and Andrew McCutched put Pittsburgh ahead with a bases-loaded walk. A.J. Burnett improved to 2-and-2 dealing six innings of two-run ball ball six strikeouts. Jason Grilli nailed down his 10th save despite allowing a Carlos Beltran RBI double in the ninth. The Pirates are 14-and-10 only a half-game behind the 14-and-9 Cards in the Central Division. Pete Kozma had an one-run single for St. Louis in sixth inning. Reliever Joe Kelly took the loss after Jake Westbrook pitched six perfect innings allowing six hits and striking out six.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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