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Cleveland bats in win over Minnesota

Cleveland bats in win over Minnesota

Anthony Swarzak's first start since 2012 was just what the Twins needed.
Minnesota pushes past Boston in 10th inning

Minnesota pushes past Boston in 10th inning

Aaron Hicks' RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning sent Minnesota past Boston by a 4-3 count in Thursday's rubber match of a three-game series.

Minnesota Twins beat Red Sox 8-6

Chris Parmelee's home run in the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins an 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game set.

Minnesota Twins defeat Cleveland 1-0

Eduardo Escobar's 10th-inning solo homer was the only meaningful offense in the contest, and sent Minnesota to a narrow 1-0 victory over Cleveland.
Twins sign closer Perkins to extension through 2017

Twins sign closer Perkins to extension through 2017

The Minnesota Twins signed closer Glen Perkins to a four-year contract extension, covering the 2014-17 seasons.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 3

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Scott Diamond scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in helping the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Josmil Pinto belted a three-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday and the Minnesota Twins stunned playoff-contending Tampa Bay with a 6-4 comeback victory.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Oakland 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Josh Willingham had two home runs Tuesday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Los Angeles Angels 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Trevor Plouffe drove in three runs Monday, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, elevating Minnesota over the Los Angeles Angels 6-3.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Houston 6 (12 innings)

HOUSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Clete Thomas scored the go-ahead run on a 12th-inning wild pitch and Darin Mastroianni provided three RBI Tuesday in Minnesota's 9-6 win over Houston.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Kevin Correia twirled seven dominating innings and Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with an RBI in his Minnesota debut Sunday, carrying the Twins over Texas 4-2.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Home runs in the seventh by Chris Hermann and Justin Morneau were Minnesota's first two hits of the game Friday and gave the Twins a 3-2 win over Texas.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Detroit 6

DETROIT, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Chris Herrmann doubled in a run in the eighth inning Thursday that allowed the Minnesota Twins to withstand a Detroit Tigers rally for a 7-6 victory.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI Tuesday, powering the Minnesota Twins over Detroit 6-3.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota 2 (2nd game, 10 inn.)

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Oswaldo Arcia completed a night of home runs Friday with a solo blast in the 10th inning that gave Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
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Glen Perkins
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Glen Perkins delivers a pitch during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit on May 25, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Glen Weston Perkins (born March 2, 1983 in Stillwater, Minnesota) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. He made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2006. Perkins attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Stillwater Area High School in Oak Park Heights. Perkins earned his first Major league win on May 20, 2008, against the Texas Rangers.

Perkins played his college ball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2003 and 2004. With the Gophers in 2003, he went 10-2 and posted a 2.91 ERA with 117 strikeouts. In his 2004 season with the Gophers, he went 9-3 and posted a 2.83 ERA with 113 strikeouts. Perkins was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, being picked 22nd overall.

Between the years of 2004-2008, Perkins played most of his games for the Minnesota Twins minor league system. He pitched for the Elizabethton Twins, Quad City Swing, Fort Myers Miracle, Gulf Coast Twins, New Britain Rock Cats, and the AAA Rochester Red Wings.In his three seasons with Minnesota Twins minor league teams, he pitched 386.2 innings, posting a 16-22 record with a 3.50 ERA and 380 strikeouts. He was ranked number 66 in Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects.

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