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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.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Houston 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Oswaldo Arcia smashed a tie-breaking solo homer in seventh inning Sunday, elevating the Minnesota Twins to a series-sweeping 3-2 win over Houston.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Houston 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Ryan Doumit's go-ahead RBI single during a big seventh inning Saturday helped rally the Minnesota Twins over Houston 6-4.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Seattle 2 (13 innings)

SEATTLE, July 27 (UPI) -- Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run -- his first as a major leaguer -- in the 13th inning Friday, giving the Minnesota Twins a 3-2 win over Seattle.

MLB: Minnesota 10, Los Angeles Angels 3 (10 innings)

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Chris Herrmann hit a grand slam in the 10th inning Tuesday in leading the Minnesota Twins past the Los Angeles Angels 10-3.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Los Angeles Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- Samuel Deduno went seven innings for the win and Clete Thomas made a game-saving catch Monday in Minnesota's 4-3 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2

MINNEAPOLIS, July 20 (UPI) -- Kevin Correia limited Cleveland to two runs over six innings and rookie Chris Colabello provided a key RBI Saturday in Minnesota's 3-2 defeat of the Indians.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2

MINNEAPOLIS, July 19 (UPI) -- Joe Mauer's two-out single delivered the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Friday, lifting Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Kansas City 1

MINNEAPOLIS, June 27 (UPI) -- Glen Perkins retired pinch-hitter Miguel Tejada with the potential tying runs in scoring position Thursday to preserve Minnesota's 3-1 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, June 23 (UPI) -- Pedro Hernandez held Cleveland to two runs over five innings and Minnesota's bullpen then took over to secure a 5-3 victory over the Indians Sunday.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 4

MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 (UPI) -- Homers by Brian Dozier and Justin Morneau accounted for five runs Wednesday and sent Minnesota to a 7-4 decision over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Philadelphia 3

MINNEAPOLIS, June 12 (UPI) -- Clete Thomas doubled home the tying run in the eighth and then scored on a wild pitch Wednesday to give Minnesota a 4-3 decision over Philadelphia.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Philadelphia 2

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau drove in Jamey Carroll with the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single Tuesday, carrying Minnesota over Philadelphia 3-2.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Washington 3 (11 innings)

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Ryan Doumit's run-scoring single in the 11th inning put Minnesota ahead Saturday and the Twins closed out a 4-3 interleague victory over Washington.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Kansas City 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 4 (UPI) -- Samuel Deduno and four relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Tuesday and the Minnesota Twins posted a 3-0 whitewash of Kansas City.
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