Pelfrey sharp in first start back, Twins rout Tigers
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 4, 2013
Pelfrey, who had the surgery performed on May 1, 2012, didn't give up an earned run in his Twins debut. I was pretty proud, walking out there," Pelfrey said. 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. It was only three games, but the early returns on the Twins' rebuilt pitching staff were certainly good against the Tigers in the club's first series of the year. "These first three have all given us good performances," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. The Tigers had runners at second and third with none out in the seventh after Austin Jackson doubled, Detroit's first extra-base hit in 21 innings since Torii Hunter 's double in the third inning of Monday's opener. "Always going into a year, whether you're coming back from injury or not, it's always good to get that first one out of the way. It went good.