MINNEAPOLIS Depending on who you asked, Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey's start Friday was either pretty good or pretty disappointing.
The first opinion belongs to Pelfrey's manager, Ron Gardenhire. The latter is Pelfrey's take on his latest outing in Friday's 9-6 loss in extra innings to the visiting Baltimore Orioles. The loss can't be chalked up to Pelfrey, though, as he pitched six innings and allowed three runs. It was the second straight game that the veteran went six innings.
But Pelfrey was much harder on himself than his skipper was on him after the loss.
"My stuff wasn't very good at all tonight," Pelfrey said. "Against a team like that, I thought I was fortunate enough to get through six."
Pelfrey was spotted a big lead after Minnesota scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to jump out to a 6-0 advantage against Orioles starter Jason Hammel. But as Pelfrey took the mound for the top of the sixth inning, Baltimore's lineup started to come to life.
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