Found August 04, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- During a weekend in which Minnesota's starting pitching faltered, its bullpen stepped up big once again. That was the case in Sunday's 3-2 win over visiting Houston, as the Twins' relievers combined for four scoreless innings to help Minnesota earn a three-game sweep of the Astros. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey lasted just five innings, meaning it was once again up to the bullpen to keep the Twins in the game. "They've been pitching well, but they've been pitching probably too much," said Pelfrey, who allowed two runs through five innings, his second straight start of five or fewer innings. "I made two starts this home stand and I threw nine innings total, which is terrible. Those guys are good. If you want those guys to stay like that, we're going to have to find a way to go deeper into games so they can stay fresh." Pelfrey labored through five innings, needing 104 pitches to get through it. He passed the torch to right...
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