Adding Kevin Correia was not the kind of offseason move that caused a buzz around baseball or made Minnesota Twins fans buy a bunch of tickets.
The veteran has given the Twins good value, though. Imagine their rotation without the right-hander.
Chris Archer pitched six innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays added to their slim wild-card lead by beating Correia and the Twins 3-0 on Friday night.
''He gave us an opportunity to win a ballgame, at least stay in the game. We'll take that from our starters. Unfortunately, offensively we had nothing for him,'' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.
The Rays hold the second wild-card spot with four teams still in striking range. They nudged their edge to 1 1/2 games over Cleveland, due to a loss by New York that pushed the Yankees to two games back. Baltimore (2 1/2 games behind) and Kansas City (3 1/2) are lurking, too.
Archer (9-7) scattered three singles and struck out seven without a walk, following a pair of rough outings for the rookie righ...