Minnesota Twins defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-2

MINNEAPOLIS — David Ortiz seemingly has come to grips with the fact he’s going to have to answer for his lack of performance until, well, until it doesn’t matter anymore.

It’s not for a lack of work or caring that Ortiz finds himself under siege. From what hitting coach Dave Magadan said yesterday, Ortiz is really messed up at the plate but appears to be moving forward. Even two strikeouts, a foul pop, and an RBI double in a 5-2 loss to the Twins was better than his fou...

MINNEAPOLIS — The baseballs were hardly cooperating with Jon Lester, bouncing off gloves and bags, finding space in the outfield grass. There were unlucky moments, unlucky hits. But chance was not the only reason Lester lasted just five innings yesterday, giving up four runs and becoming the first losing pitcher in the history of Target Field, as the Twins beat the Red Sox, 5-2.

The baseballs weren’t coming out of Lester’s hand well, either. They were heading toward all...