Tampa Bay Rays defeat Minnesota Twins, 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Faith is a wonderful quality in a big-league manager.

So is loyalty. And consistency. And patience.

But, at some point, a manager must put accountability above every other concern. And so, nearly a third of a way into a season going frustratingly awry, it is that time for the Tampa Bay Rays.

It is time to move B.J. Upton down in the lineup. It is time to move Andy Sonnanstine out of the rotation. It is time to give Ben Zobrist a permanent sp...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — When Alexi Casilla was sent to the minors on May 6, the word was that the Twins second baseman was relieved to be demoted.

That's how mentally frazzled he had become.

"A lot of things go through your mind," Casilla said Saturday, after he was brought back to the majors from Class AAA Rochester. "When Gardenhire told me [I was going down], I knew I was going to be back soon because I have been in this situation before; you just have to keep your...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Saturday's Twins-Rays game featured a matchup of lefthanders. Tampa Bay's David Price was the phenom. The Twins' Francisco Liriano was the former phenom.

Those classifications couldn't have been more obvious Saturday, as Liriano's season-long struggles continued while Price survived on raw power.

Tampa Bay won 5-2 at Tropicana Field, extending the Twins' road woes. They are a major league-worst 5-16 away from home and need a strong effort from ...