In a game you heard yesterday afternoon on WBBZ,  St. Louis dropped the rubber game to the Brewers by a 3-2 score.  Wainrights pitching was good, but two home runs by the Milwaukee Brewers proved too much for the Red Birds to overcome.

The Cardinals continue their NL Central-heavy early schedule when they embark on a seven-game road trip to face the Reds and Cubs. Michael Wacha gets the nod for todays opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park, set for 4:45 on WBBZ against the Cincinatti Reds. Wacha battled through tough weather and command issues to earn his first win of the season in his last start.

In the Thunder’s 137-123 victory over Memphis last night, Russell Westbrook boldly went where no basketball player had gone before, posting a season triple double for the second straight year. What 18 months ago seemed an Olympus climb has now been scaled back-to-back seasons by the Thunder superstar. Last April, Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson.

But Westbrook didn’t trump Oscar — 0 has doubled the Big O — all by his lonesome.   With the win the Thunder makes it into the playoffs.

The NBA released the schedules for all eight first-round playoff series early this  morning.

Oklahoma City, the No. 4 seed in the West, will open with two games against the fifth-seeded Jazz at home Sunday at 5:30 on WBBZ.   The Thunder will travel to Salt Lake City for Games 3 and 4. Games 5 and 7, if necessary, would be played in OKC with Game 6 in Salt Lake.