Pelfrey gets 1st win since 2013 as Twins beat Royals 3-0
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night.
Joe Mauer reached base four times with two hits and two walks and scored a run.
Pelfrey's last victory was Sept. 23, 2013, against Detroit. He went 0-3 in five starts last year before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery on June 10.
Pelfrey (1-0) gave up five singles, walked two, hit two batters and struck out four. It was his longest outing since he went seven innings against Texas on Aug. 31, 2013.
Glen Perkins got the last three outs for his third save
Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie gave up all three runs - all in the first inning - and six hits with six walks in five innings.