Pirates Upend Reds, Move To NLDS

Russell Martin hit a pair of solo homers and the Pirates went on to a 6-2 win over the Reds in the NL Wild Card Game at PNC Park. Marlon Byrd also homered and drove in two while Andrew McCutchen finished 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run. Francisco Liriano tossed seven innings of one-run ball to grab the win for Pittsburgh which will face the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Divisional Series starting Thursday. Johnny Cueto allowed four runs in three-and-a-third innings to take the loss for Cincinnati. Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo homer and Ryan Ludwick went 3-for-4 in the loss, which ends the Reds' season.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

16 hours 3 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 33 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.