Cards Beat Twins Sunday 9-2 in 57-Minute Rain-Delayed Game


March 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Kyle Lohse allowed two runs and five hits in six innings and Matt Holliday homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 on Sunday.  Lohse, who is projected to start the Cardinals’ opener, struck out six and walked one.  Minnesota pitcher Nick Blackburn retired the first 10 batters he faced before Carlos Beltran’s one-out bloop single fell barely inside the left-field line.  Holliday reached out and pulled the next pitch, a change-up, over the left-field wall, putting the Cardinals up 2-1.  Luke Hughes homered for the Twins off Lohse.     Shane Robinson and Jon Jay added home runs for the Cardinals.