Minnesota Twins defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- The hue and cry for Alex Cora to play more may soon be renewed, but this time it will have nothing to do with the rookie at second base, Dustin Pedroia.

Instead, the clamor for Cora may center on the slow start by the veteran shortstop, Julio Lugo, whose struggles at the plate have escaped relatively undetected because the Red Sox have been winning and Pedroia's bat has been glacial.

But the last two nights here have underscored how Lugo has generated ...