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Glen Perkins is one of the best closers in baseball right now

The Minnesota Twins are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now and they have one of the best closers in the game. Glen Perkins worked a perfect ninth inning for the Twins in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Red Sox, earning his MLB-leading 18th save of the season. Perkins has been outstanding this season, posting an impressive 1.19 ERA with zero blown saves and only three earned...
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Minnesota Twins: Glen Perkins closing the door

With a win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins improved their record to 28-18, which ties them with the Kansas City Royals for the second best record in the American League.  It may not be June yet, but Twins fans have a team to get excited about.  Wednesday’s win was their 5th in a row and 9th win in 11 tries.  They are the hottest team in baseball...
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Minnesota Twins rough up former teammate in 8-5 win

Francisco Liriano used to electrify the Metrodome before his Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2006 season. The Minnesota Twins faced off against a familiar foe last night, as Francisco Liriano took the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liriano started his career with the Twins back in 2006 and spent seven seasons with the franchise. He had an incredible start to his career with...
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Minnesota Twins 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

2014 was another year to forget for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins finished in last place in the American League Central with a 70-92 record, their fourth consecutive 90-loss season. Things will look a little different in Minnesota this year, as the team hired Paul Molitor as its new manager in the offseason to replace Ron Gardenhire, who was fired after 13 seasons. Neil Allen was...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins closer: Royals can thank me later for home-field advantage

The Kansas City Royals owe it all to Glen Perkins. OK, maybe the Minnesota Twins closer didn’t have that much to do with Kansas City’s four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Central Series, but he’s technically the reason the Royals will have home-field advantage in the World Series when they take on either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco...
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins eagerly awaits All-Star opportunity in front of home crowd

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins was on pins and needles. The Twins closer knew he was having a good first half of the 2014 season. But was it All-Star worthy? Perkins sure hoped so, especially given the location of this year's All-Star Game. Of course, the midsummer classic is not only held in Perkins' home park, but it's in the same state he grew up in. The Stillwater native idolized...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins hopes to represent home state in All-Star Game

Glen Perkins knows there's a chance, but he tries not to think about it. One year after making his first career All-Star Game, the Twins closer could be in line to make a return trip this season. That would be extra special for the Stillwater, Minn., native to play in the midsummer classic in his home state and his home ballpark. But with more than a month to go before the All-Star...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins raises money to 'strikeout cancer' to help Gophers pitching coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins has known Todd Oakes for years, but it wasn't until Perkins became a professional baseball player that his relationship with the Golden Gophers pitching coach truly grew. Oakes helped Perkins become the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and a first-round draft pick during his time at the University of Minnesota. Once Perkins moved on to a career with the Minnesota...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

For Twins closer Perkins, life is good at start of 2014 season

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Some of Glen Perkins' first memories growing up as a baseball fan were of watching the Minnesota Twins win the 1991 World Series. Scott Erickson. Frank Viola and Kent Hrbek, because they were lefties like him. Homer hankies. The ear-splitting Metrodome. Staying in his native Minnesota appealed to Glen Perkins and his family. That's why he asked for -- and received...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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