Found September 12, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- The last time Mike Pelfrey won a game at Target Field, there was still snow on the ground throughout Minnesota. Hit with yet another loss Wednesday in Oakland's 18-3 rout, the Twins right-hander fell to 5-12 on the year. On top of that, it extended his winless streak at Target Field to 12 games. The last time Pelfrey was a winner in his home park was April 16. It's been quite the drought for Pelfrey in his first year with the Twins. His abbreviated outing Wednesday did little to alleviate it. "It's the worst outing I've had in a long time," Pelfrey said. "It was atrocious." Pelfrey worked a tidy, scoreless first inning, retiring the side in order on just 10 pitches. And after surrendering back-to-back doubles to lead off the second, Pelfrey worked out of the inning with just one A's run on the board. Oakland's Coco Crisp led off the third with a solo homer that hit the foul pole in right field, and Josh Donaldson later c...
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