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 Ross Seitter with the Washington Senior American Legion Baseball Team. Seitter's batting average is .355 with an on-base percentage of .481. He is second on the team in stolen bases with 16 and he hasn't been thrown out this year. Ross bats second in the lineup with 26 rbi's and 45 runs scored.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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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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The 64 American Legion Baseball teams who won their state tournament will now compete in their respective division's regional tournament today through Sunday. One team from each region will advance to the Legion's 89th World Series, August 13th through 18th in Shelby, North Carolina.