TWINS 6, CARDINALS 3
Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs in his Target Field debut with Minnesota, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot and the Twins beat St. Louis.
Homer Bailey (1-0) pitched five innings in his first start for the Twins, allowing a two-run homer to Tyler O’Neill in the fifth.
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (0-1) was pulled after 3 2/3 innings, when the homer by Donaldson ended his night. Polanco’s drive capped a five-run second for the Twins, with Max Kepler pitching in an RBI single and Donaldson contributing a sacrifice fly.
Sergio Romo pitched a hitless ninth for a stress-free save, preserving a third victory in four games for the defending American League Central champions.
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