The Twins didn't play a horrible ballgame on Monday in the season opener, but they did lose, and the losing has become all too familiar.

Ricky Nolasco allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in six innings, and the Twins struck out 10 times.

Kurt Suzuki produced all three Twins' RBI after I ripped his placement in the No. 2 slot in the batting order. I'll stick with my stance - light-hitting players with low on-base percentages should not bat second in a big-league lineup.

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3, and Chris Colabello went 2-for-4, but the Twins were no match for White Sox ace Chris Sale.

Phil Miller and myself will have full coverage later and in tomorrow's Star Tribune.

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