Lohse sharp as Cardinals beat Twins 9-2

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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.