Minnesota’s Justin Morneau hit a three run homer in the first inning off Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro and the offense struggled against another left handed starter as the Cardinals lose their final interleague game of the season 6-2 Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. 

After a lead off error and single by Joe Maurer, Morneau hit a 432 foot bomb to right field to put the Twins up.  Jason Kubel added an RBI single in the third inning after an error by Khalil Greener, and the Twins added another in the seventh off  Pineiro on a sac fly.  He gave up just three earned runs in his 6.2 innings.   

New Cardinal Mark DeRosa made his debut and made a great diving catch in left field in the fifth inning.  The Cardinals were no-hit by Francisco Liriano until he gave up back to back doubles to Ryan Ludwick and Rick Ankiel.