Boston Red Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 6-5

MINNEAPOLIS - In most stadiums, a designated hitter can exit the dugout at will, bound for the batting cage or the video room.

He can focus on hitting because, for him, that's all there is. So wanting to get a better look at, say, the slider that fooled him in the last inning is encouraged. Not so in the Metrodome, where the batting cages are a marathon away, and a DH might miss his next at-bat if he tried a visit.

So Mike Lowell, removed from his position at third base...