It was probably not the start the Minnesota Twins envisioned for their new home, but the St. Louis Cardinals played party crashers and beat the Twins in the first ever game at their new ballpark.  The Cardinals beat the Twins last night 8-4 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The Twins would take the lead by scoring one run in the first, and then another in the third.  These would be the only two runs that Cards starter Kyle Lohse would give up over his five innings of work. 

The Cardinals would get on the scoreboard in the third, thanks to a two run home run from Matt Holliday.  That would be followed by a solo shot from Colby Rasmus.

 St. Louis would score more runs in the eighth inning, thanks again to the bat of Holliday.  He would hit a two run double that would break open the game for the Cardinals who would score a total of five runs in the inning. 

The Cardinals will finish up their exhibition series with the Twins this afternoon.  Jamie Garcia will get the start for St. Louis. 

After the game, the Redbirds will travel to Cincinnati.  They will work out there tomorrow and will open the season on Monday afternoon against the Reds.    

First pitch for today’s game is set for 1:15.