Jon Lester, despite his quality start, earned a loss when the Red Sox only produced two hits on the night.
The Red Sox produced just two hits in their loss to the Twins; the team dropped to 15-25 in games started by Jon Lester and Josh Beckett.
David Ortiz doesn't have a timetable on his return and isn't going to push himself to come back too early.
Veteran righty Derek Lowe was designated for assignment Tuesday by the Cleveland Indians; the team has 10 days to release him, trade him, or put him on waivers.
Manager Bobby Valentine also discussed Ryan Lavarnway starting Thursday and comments about Will Middlebrooks.