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Minnesota Twins get Kevin Jepsen from Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers

The Minnesota Twins addressed one of their biggest needs on Friday, when they acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league right-handers Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia. Jepsen, 31, can slide right into the setup role ahead of Twins’ All-Star closer Glen Perkins. In 46 games for the Rays this season, Jepsen is 2-5 with a 2.81 earned...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen Perkins' WAG wrote an essay defending her husband from cyberbullies

Twitter is a cesspool of anonymous creeps and fanboys with avatars of their heroes. Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins' WAG, Alisha, wrote an essay on her site defending hubby from the creeps:Listen, I get that you want to hold Glen to a higher standard because he gets paid a lot and you are used to him being darn near perfect but that does not give you the right to cyber bully...
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins couldn’t have started off his season any better, going 28-for-28 in save opportunities heading into the All-Star break. Since being named to the AL All-Star roster, Perkins’ performance has dropped off dramatically, as the pitcher has blown two saves and found himself on the hook for two losses in his...Read More The post Glen Perkins’ wife...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fall to Pirates after wild back-and-forth eighth inning

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night. Kang's sixth home run of the season, a drive off All-Star closer Glen Perkins (0-3), sent Pittsburgh to its fourth win five games. Perkins has allowed runs in three of four post...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fall to Pirates after wild back-and-forth eighth inning

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night. Kang's sixth home run of the season, a drive off All-Star closer Glen Perkins (0-3), sent Pittsburgh to its fourth win five games. Perkins has allowed runs in three of four post...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kang homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jung Ho-Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night. Kang's sixth home run of the season, a drive off All-Star closer Glen Perkins (0-3), sent Pittsburgh to its fourth win five games. Perkins has allowed runs in three of four...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Continue To Win Series, Must Keep Eye On Division Foes

The New York Yankees are pure fun to watch right now. Whether it’s winning close 1-run games (they played in five straight coming out of the All-Star Break and won four of them) or blowing out the opposition (they won three of their last four games and each win was three runs or higher) the Yankees are finding ways to win series.Excluding the series against the Angels, which concluded...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez Hits Three Home Runs In Yankees’ Win Over Twins (Videos)

MINNEAPOLIS — Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins’ first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod hits trio of home runs, sparks Yankees rally over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins' first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected for a three-run shot. Rodriguez...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins lose to Yankees despite milestone homer from Hunter

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins' first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected for a three-run shot. Rodriguez...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez hits 3 homers, Yankees rally past Perkins, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins' first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected for a three-run shot...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins lose to Yankees despite milestone homer from Hunter

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins' first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected for a three-run shot. Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A's trump Twins in extra innings, 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Vogt hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night. After the teams were held to one total run in the first eight innings behind sharp pitching from Oakland's Scott Kazmir and Minnesota's Phil Hughes, the game opened up late. The Twins took the lead with two runs in the top...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Dozier and Perkins impress in the All-Star Game

Two players from the Minnesota Twins, Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins, were participants in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. Not only were they both representing the Twins, but they both also received playing time from AL manager Ned Yost. What they did with that playing time is what made headlines Wednesday morning. Dozier came into the game in the top of the eighth inning as a pinch...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dozier, Perkins, AL All-Stars top NL, 6-3

CINCINNATI -- Minnesota Twins representatives Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins certainly did their part to help the American League win Tuesday's All-Star Game, 6-3, over the National League. Dozier especially performed admirably, as he launched a solo home run over the fence in right-center field in the eighth inning, giving the AL a 6-2 advantage. After launching his home run, Dozier...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dozier, Perkins, AL All-Stars top NL, 6-3

CINCINNATI -- Minnesota Twins representatives Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins certainly did their part to help the American League win Tuesday's All-Star Game, 6-3, over the National League. Dozier especially performed admirably, as he launched a solo home run over the fence in right-center field in the eighth inning, giving the AL a 6-2 advantage. After launching his home run, Dozier...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Twins in All-Star Games

Welcome to the latest edition of StaTuesday, where each week we'll give you a different look at sports by examining a particular statistic or numbers. If you have any ideas for future articles, please send us an email. With the All-Star Game upon us, just how have Minnesota Twins players done in the past and what kind of legacy do Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins have to live up to...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Check Out Glen Perkins’ Sweet New Goalie Mask

I’m not sure who started the trend of awarding themselves (or a teammate) a WWE-style championship belt after a job well done…but I think it was four-time NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace. Over the years, the tradition has gotten so mainstream, that the sports entertainment giants have even gotten involved. In 2013, following their Cy Young Aaward winning seasons, both Max Scherzer...
Via Hall of Very Good
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the closer for the AL All-star team?

When it is the 9th inning in the All-Star Game and the American League has the lead by at most three runs, who closes the game? There are so many great relievers on the AL All-Star team and Ned Yost will have the tough decision of choosing the right guy to close the game. Each and every reliever is so good and have such great success that it is hard. If Yost really can not choose...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins gets awesome surprise from wife after All-Star selection

Glen Perkins was named to the AL All-Star squad for a third consecutive year on Monday -- and that wasn't even the best part of his day. The Twins closer was elated when he got the official word about his All-Star selection, but he got an even bigger thrill later on in the evening, when his wife surprised him with a gift after the game. After pitching a scoreless ninth for the Twins...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Closer Glen Perkins Gets Surprise Gift After All-Star Selection

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins had quite a night Monday as the team earned a walk-off 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field. He’s a perfect 27-for-27 in save opportunities and has a 1.27 earned run average with 34 strikeouts and just five walks in 35 1/3 innings pitched.
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins selected to All-Star Game; Dozier on final ballot

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the third season in a row, closer Glen Perkins will represent the Twins in the All-Star Game. Perkins' 27 saves were good enough to be selected to the AL squad next week in Cincinnati by Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost. Perkins could be joined by second baseman Brian Dozier, who is on the "Final Five" online fan ballot. Less than three months after making...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins selected to All-Star Game; Dozier on final ballot

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the third season in a row, closer Glen Perkins will represent the Twins in the All-Star Game. Perkins' 27 saves were good enough to be selected to the AL squad next week in Cincinnati by Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost. Perkins could be joined by second baseman Brian Dozier, who is on the "Final Five" online fan ballot. Less than three months after making...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou pitcher helps send Royals to a fourth straight loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins is two saves shy of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins prank bullpen coach by hiding in his locker with airhorn (Video)

The Minnesota Twins pranked bullpen coach Eddie Guardado by hiding in his locker with an airhorn, and were extremely successful in scaring the bejesus out of him. Not only did Bruno dance last night, we made Guardado dance too. pic.twitter.com/pJHYRFS86j— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) June 23, 2015Reliever Brian Duensing blew the airhorn, so he's the one who will have to watch his...
Via Holdout Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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