The Cardinals bats went silent again and two walks in the first inning hurt Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright as the Minnesota Twins took game one of the series with a 3-1 win Friday night at Busch Stadium.
After getting two outs in the first, Adam Wainwright walked Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Then Jason Kubel blooped a soft liner into right field to score Mauer and Joe Thurston committed his ninth error of the season allowing Morneau to score on the next at-bat. The Twins added another run off Wainwright in the sixth.
Meanwhile, Twins starter Glen Perkins went seven innings allowing just four hits and no walks as he gave up just one run to pick up his third win of the year. The Cardinals rallied in the bottom of the seventh, after Rick Ankiel doubled home Colby Rasmus with two outs, but Yadier Molina lined out to end the inning (picture by Bill Greenblatt, UPI)