Pirates Shuffle Cards

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pirates cruised to a 9-2 win over the Cardinals at PNC Park. Francisco Liriano struck out eight in seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 11-and-4 for Pittsburgh. The Bucs had dropped three out of four coming in. Jake Westbrook allowed four runs in five innings to fall to 7-and-5 for St. Louis. Matt Carpenter and Shane Robinson each singled in a run for the Cards, who have lost four straight since a four-game winning streak.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

7 hours 2 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 2 hours 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

5 hours 1 min ago

The 2014/15 local high school basketball season tips off tonight with the 62nd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Three games are on tap tonight with Cardinal Ritter going up against Rockwood Summit at 5:30. McCluer North plays Carnahan at 7:00, then Washington takes the floor against CBC at 8:30. The Washington/CBC game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.