The Twins begin a 10-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball for Minnesota. He is 5-and-10 with a 4.86 ERA in 25 starts this season. The Jays will counter with knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey, who is 11-and-12 with a 4.30 ERA.
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