Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/24/12
MINNEAPOLIS With a loss Monday to Boston, the Minnesota Twins are now 5-12 on the season. Believe it or not, though, there have been plenty of opportunities to add to the win total. Perhaps no opportunity was greater than Monday's series opener against the Red Sox, which the Twins dropped by a 6-5 final at Target Field. Minnesota had the go-ahead run 90 feet away with no outs in the eighth inning, but Jamey Carroll was stranded on third base. One inning later, Cody Ross hit his second home run of the game to put Boston ahead for good. "(We) left a couple of men out there, had chances to get (the lead) again, couldn't come up with the big hit," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We've been doing a little too much of that." Indeed, Minnesota has lacked that clutch hit in late-game situations and Monday was no exception. After Carroll reached third with a leadoff single and a two-base error on right fielder Ryan Sweeney, the Twins couldn't get the ball out of the infield. Joe Mau...
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