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Mike Pelfrey pitched into the sixth inning in his Minnesota debut, Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit home runs and the Twins took the season-opening series from the Detroit Tigers with an 8-2 victory Thursday.
Pelfrey (1-0) wasn't charged with any earned runs, taking the mound less than a year after Tommy John surgery. The former New York Mets first-round draft pick was given a 3-2 lead when Willingham and Plouffe went deep against Tigers starter Rick Porcello (0-1).
Four relievers kept the Twins in front for four innings, until they broke the game open with a five-run eighth against Brayan Villarreal. Tigers relievers gave up 10 runs over 10 innings in these three games.
Miguel Cabrera got another RBI, his fourth of the year, but the Tigers had another quiet afternoon at the plate.
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MINNEAPOLIS Mike Pelfrey feels blessed.
The Twins right-hander feels blessed simply for the fact that he gets to play baseball for a living. He also considers himself blessed because of his rapid recovery from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He had the surgery on May 1 and it usually takes players a year to fully recover from the procedure.
But here Pelfrey was Thursday,...
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Twins general manager Terry Ryan told reporters in Baltimoreon Friday that De Vries has been scratched from Sunday's start and will be placed on the 15-man disabled list....
Take a look at the salary each member of the Minnesota Twins will be making for the 2013 Major League Baseball season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey pitched into the sixth inning in his Minnesota debut, Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit home runs and the Twins took the season-opening series from the Detroit Tigers with an 8-2 victory Thursday.
Pelfrey (1-0) wasn't charged with any earned runs, taking the mound less than a year after Tommy John surgery. The former New York Mets first...
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