Pirates Pummel Cardinals

Pedro Alvarez hit a pair of homers as the Pirates cruised to a 12-2 win over the Cardinals at PNC Park. Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and three runs as Pittsburgh moved to 3-and-1. Travis Ishikawa also went deep while Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin had two hits and two RBI each. Gerrit Cole twirled seven innings of two-ball for the victory. Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer for St. Louis while Matt Holliday added a pair of hits. Shelby Miller was shelled for five runs in five-and-a-third innings as the Cards dipped to 2-and-2.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

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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SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 1 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.