Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/19/14
It would appear Glen Perkins has yet to check out despite the Minnesota Twins' ailing season. The way he finished off the best hitter in professional baseball Tuesday, such a course of action remains highly unlikely. Two days after Tigers triple crown repeat candidate Miguel Cabrera beat fellow American League Central Division foe Kansas City with a walk-off homerun, Perkins ousted the third baseman in a rare strikeout to clinch a 6-3 victory and snap Minnesota's four-game losing skid. With his wicked four-seam fastball, the All-Star closer held up a strong start from Mike Pelfrey and a sensational night at the plate for Justin Morneau. It took seven pitches, but Perkins was able to fool Cabrera with a 96-mph heater for Cabrera's 76th strikeout of the season, stranding two base runners. A rarely-used breaking ball put Perkins up 1-0 in the count, and he finished off the reigning AL MVP after he fouled off three straight 2-1 offerings. Perkins (2.40 ERA) earned his 29th save -- ...
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