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

4 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

18 hours 7 min ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 13 min ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.