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MLB: Minnesota 9, San Diego 3

SAN DIEGO, June 26 (UPI) -- Brendan Harris and Craig Monroe both hit two-run homers Wednesday and Minnesota overcame an early deficit to defeat San Diego 9-3.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Washington 3

MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 (UPI) -- Michael Cuddyer and Brian Buscher both had two hits and two RBI Thursday to lead Minnesota's 9-3 rout of the Washington Nationals.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota 5

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Nick Swisher hit two home runs and Paul Konerko had a two-run homer Monday to power the Chicago White Sox' 7-5 win over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez doubled home the go-ahead run in the fifth Friday and the New York Yankees rallied from an early deficit to defeat Minnesota 6-5.
Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Boston pitcher Jon Lester and Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez were named the American League players of the week, league officials said Tuesday.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 1

DETROIT, May 25 (UPI) -- Jason Kubel's grand slam homer Sunday lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 6-1 win at Detroit.

MLB: Minnesota 11, Texas 4

MINNEAPOLIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Glen Perkins got his first major league victory and the Twins had 13 hits Tuesday in an 11-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

MLB: Boston 5, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, May 10 (UPI) -- Four solo home runs Saturday helped the Boston Red Sox to a 5-2 win over Minnesota.
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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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