Boston Red Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS -- Those who believe in the paranormal might call it the Nomar Effect.

Since trading deadline day in July 2004, when Nomar Garciaparra was told in the visitors' clubhouse here that he was no longer a member of the Red Sox, the Metrodome has been a chamber of some horror for the Sox. They'd lost seven of eight games to the Twins here since that Saturday afternoon when Theo Epstein bloodlessly dealt one of New England's favorite sons, and last season they were...