MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Pelfrey turned in his second consecutive strong start, Kurt Suzuki had two hits and the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Pelfrey (2-0) begrudgingly started the season in the bullpen after spending most of 2014 on the disabled list. He struck out seven and allowed one earned run on three hits over seven innings.

The big right-hander has won his last two starts while allowing only one earned run in 14 innings.

Eduardo Escobar clapped his hands and pumped his fists as he stood on second base after his seventh-inning double scored Eduardo Nunez to tie the game.

Suzuki followed with a single up the middle off Anibal Sanchez (1-3) to give Minnesota a 3-2 lead.

Game three this afternoon with pre-game coverage beginning at 11:30 this morning on 1340 KROC AM.