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.