Dozier, Correia Lead Twins Win
TORONTO (AP) — Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run, Kevin Correia won for the first time in four starts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Tuesday night.
Newly signed slugger Kendrys Morales had two hits and scored a run as the Twins avoided falling a season-worst five games below .500.
The Blue Jays were shut out for the third time in four games.
For the second straight game, the Twins took a 2-0 lead before making an out. Danny Santana drew a leadoff walk and Dozier followed with his team-leading 14th home run.
Santana and Dozier hit back-to-back homers in the first inning Monday.
Correia allowed six hits, walked one and struck out one in six innings. It was his first scoreless outing since Aug. 27, 2013.
Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey has elbow surgery
TORONTO (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey has undergone elbow surgery and will be sidelined for at least two months.
Pelfrey, who had Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in 2012, had scar tissue removed Tuesday to relieve pressure on a nerve. The problem had been causing tingling in his fingers since spring training and led to reduced velocity on his pitches.
The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews, who also operated on Pelfrey in 2012.
A nine-year veteran who has also pitched for the New York Mets, Pelfrey is 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA in five starts this season.
Pelfrey has been sidelined since May 2 with a strained left groin, and his velocity dropped even more while he was pitching at Triple-A on a rehab assignment. That led to tests, which revealed the nerve issue.
Twins draft pick, Red Wing native to sign pro deal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have added their latest local player to the organization.
Second baseman Pat Kelly, a product of Red Wing High School who played three seasons in college at Nebraska, has decided to skip his senior year and sign with the Twins. The Huskers announced the news on Tuesday.
Kelly was drafted in the 12th round by the Twins last week. He was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and a career .319 hitter, and he started the last 135 games for Nebraska. Kelly posted a .990 fielding percentage with only three errors in 2014.
Boston 1, Baltimore 0
Kansas City 9, Cleveland 5
New York Yankees 3, Seattle 2
Detroit at Chicago, postponed by rain
Philadelphia 5, San Diego 2
Chicago Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 3
Atlanta 13, Colorado 10
Los Angeles 6, Cincinnati 1
Washington 2, San Francisco 1
New York Mets 6, Milwaukee 2
Arizona 4, Houston 1
Miami 8, Texas 5
St. Louis 1, Tampa Bay 0