Minnesota Twins defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS -- The idea was to upgrade the team's woeful defense.

So the last thing the Red Sox needed the day after they traded away franchise shortstop Nomar Garciaparra was to endure the sight of his replacement errantly kicking away a crucial relay -- and all but booting the game in the process.

All they could do after Orlando Cabrera's eighth-inning blunder in a second straight fall-from-ahead loss to the Twins was cling to the maxim that nothing worth achieving --...