Dozier Roughs Up Dickey, Blue Jays In 6-0 Win

Tom Szczerbowski

Mike Pelfrey was solid in his return from the disabled list and Brian Dozier added a 3-run homer in the Twins victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.

In a matchup of struggling American League pitchers, the Twins' Mike Pelfrey was solid while former Twin R.A. Dickey had his issues continue as the Twins rocked him for 6 runs in a 6-0 victory at Rogers Centre.

The Twins got on the board in the third inning with three runs from the top of the order. Brian Dozier started off the scoring with an RBI groundout to second base. Next up was Jamey Carroll, who ripped an RBI double just inside the left field line. Joe Mauer capped the scoring that inning with a bloop single to center field that chased home Carroll.

On the pitching side, Pelfrey's control wasn't great as he allowed 3 walks, but he avoided damage by limiting the Jays to only 3 hits. He admitted that he tweaked his left groin back in the first inning, but it sounded like he wasn't concerned about the injury as he was able to complete 6 innings in today's game.

Dozier added some insurance in the 7th with a 3-run homer off Dickey, and the trio of Caleb Thielbar, Jared Burton, and Glen Perkins completed the shutout for the Twins.

WP: Mike Pelfrey (4-6)

LP: R.A. Dickey (8-9)

Player of the Game: Brian Dozier

Studs: Pelfrey, Dozier, Parmelee

Duds: Morneau, Plouffe

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