Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By TYLER MASON  |  Last updated 9/24/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Adversity has been something Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey has become accustomed to over the last few years. So a flu bug was nothing more than a mere annoyance Monday against Detroit as the right-hander made what turned out to be his final start of the season. Admittedly not feeling well as he dealt with the flu, Pelfrey took the mound against the Tigers in the Twins' series opener at Target Field. As Detroit rolled out ace Justin Verlander, Pelfrey nearly matched the powerful right-hander through six innings. While Pelfrey didn't earn a decision in Minnesota's 4-3 extra-innings win, he ended his 2013 season on a high note. After the game, Pelfrey said Monday was his last start of the year. He was scheduled to pitch again on Saturday, but since he's one year removed from Tommy John surgery, Pelfrey and the Twins felt it was best to call it a season following Monday's performance. "(Pitching coach Rick Anderson) always told me he wanted me to end on a positive note, s...
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