Originally written September 15, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- By the end, the individual boos and catcalls from the few souls left inside Target Field could be heard plainly. Not that the Twins needed any more audible reminders of their struggles against the Rays. And at home. And in 2013. Tampa Bay continued to cruise against Minnesota, shutting out the Twins for the second night in a row with a 7-0, rain-delayed shellacking. It was the Twins' 11th straight defeat at the hands of Tampa Bay -- the longest streak against any team since the Yankees during the early 2000s. This one may have been the most miserable. "A long night for both teams," Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire called it. "It's not easy. But they've got to play in the same thing we do. We have no excuses; we just didn't get it done, didn't play worth a flip, and they did." After the Rays knocked around rookie Andrew Albers (2-3, 3.81 ERA) through four innings and took a 4-0 lead, a chilly, driving rainstorm halted the ...
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