Pirates Host Reds In NL Wild Card Game Tonight

The 2013 Major League Baseball playoffs get started tonight. The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Wild Card game at PNC Park. Francisco Liriano gets the ball for the Pirates. The Reds will counter with Johnny Cueto. The Bucs are in the postseason for the first time in 21 years. The winner will advance to play the NL Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS starting Thursday. The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians will play Wednesday in the AL Wild Card game. Tampa topped Texas 5-2 in a tiebreaker game on Monday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

9 hours 59 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Middle Hitter Amanda Vollmer with the Washington High School Volleyball Team. Amanda currently has 58 kills on the year and is averaging more than two kills per game. She also sports a 97.46 serve percentage with seven aces. Amanda is also a good defender with 30 blocks and 38 digs on the season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 10 hours ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 10 min ago

The Cardinals open their final road trip of the season tonight in Chicago. Adam Wainwright tries for his 20th win, while the Cubs start Travis Wood. St. Louis will also play three at Arizona this weekend. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by two-and-a-half games in the NL Central.