Tampa Bay Rays defeat Minnesota Twins, 5-3

The future can't come soon enough for the Twins.

Because that future, they hope, includes Delmon Young becoming all he can be, namely the power-hitting run producer they envisioned when they acquired him as part of a six-player swap with Tampa Bay before the 2008 season.

Young's development will tell the tale of the first major move Bill Smith made after being named Twins general manager in September 2007. On Nov. 28, 2007, Smith sent righthander Matt Garza, shortsto...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - The Twins are having too many games like their 5-3 loss to the Rays on Friday, when the night ends with a quiet clubhouse and players vowing to figure out a way to win on the road.

"I think we obviously know we have to start playing better on the road,'' Twins righthander Scott Baker said. "It's a little frustrating when you play a decent game and still come up short.

"We know we have all the pieces to have a good team, and it's not happening r...