10:10 AM EDT, Thu July 30, 2015
Twinkie Town Jul 29, 2015

Pirates 8, Twins 7: Happiness dies

The Twins had a couple chances in this game, but a struggling bullpen doomed them. It just wasn't meant to be. The Twins got to Charlie Morton in a peculiar way in the 1st inning. A 2-out (9 pitch) Joe Mauer walk was followed by a balk that moved him to 2nd. Miguel Sano hit a soft grounder to Aramis Ramirez, who made a throwing error allowing Mauer to score.The Twins got a second run off Morton in the 4th after Eddie Rosario tripled and Aaron Hicks drove him in with a grounder. Mike Pelfrey was solid for the first 3 innings, striking out 3, and only facing 10 batters. He wiggled his way...

Pelfrey on another loss to the Angels

Twins righthander was not at his best on Wednesday but still lasted six innings.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana to start second-half opener for Twins

Right-hander Ervin Santana will start the second-half opener on Friday at Oakland, Twins manager Paul Molitor announced Sunday. Following Santana in the reset rotation will be Phil Hughes and Tommy Milone against the A’s. After an off day on July 20, sinkerballing right-handers Kyle Gibson and Mike Pelfrey will start back-to-back at the Los Angeles Angels. Santana, who has made just two big-league starts since returning from an 80-game steroid suspension, will get the final start against the Angels, for whom he pitched from 2005-12. He is 50-38 with a 3.77 earned run average in 117 career...

Pelfrey: I got what I deserved

Twins righthander Mike Pelfrey says his belt-high, middle-of-the-plate fastball to Ian Kinsler was a big mistake.

Pelfrey agreed with decision to pull him

Twins righthander Mike Pelfrey says he couldn't blame manager Paul Molitor for lifting him in the fifth inning despite holding a lead on Saturday.

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