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15 Glen Perkins RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/215 | Birthdate: 3/2/1983 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Minnesota | College: Minnesota | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $2,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/89 | Average Draft Position: 171.39
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Twins RP Glen Perkins works clean inning Saturday for 27th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins recorded his 27th save in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Royals. Perkins worked another perfect ninth inning, striking out a pair of batters on the way. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run in his last 11 appearances.

Twins' Glen Perkins closes out victory for 26th save on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a perfect ninth inning on Thursday to record his league-leading 26th save of the season. Perkins struck out a batter in his inning of work, preserving the 2-0 win over the Royals.

Perkins hasn't allowed a run in his last 16 innings of work, and has not blown a save this season. 


Glen Perkins saves 25th straight for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins remained perfect this season, by converting his 25th straight save opportunity. 

Perkins walked one in a scoreless, hitless inning to protect a three-run lead. He struck out one.

Perkins hasn't allowed a run in his last nine outings and hasn't allowed a hit in six of them. 


Twins closer Glen Perkins rolls merrily along with 24th save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) There has rarely been any suspense with Twins closer Glen Perkins this season. If he comes in with a lead, it's game, set, match.

Perkins hasn't allowed a run since May 29. He was lights-out again Saturday in Milwaukee, nailing down his 24th save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

The right-hander has not been scored upon in his last eight appearances. He has six saves during that stretch while allowing just three hits in 8 1/3 innings. His ERA has shrunk to 1.44.


Twins RP Glen Perkins nails down 23rd save on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up his league-leading 23rd save of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals. Perkins was called upon with two outs in the eighth inning, as he succesfully recorded the four-out save.

The right-hander is now a perfect 23-for-23 in save chances this year and owns a shiny 1.53 ERA on the season.


Twins closer Glen Perkins notches 22nd save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins needed just eight pitches to earn his 22nd save of the season against the Rangers on Sunday.

Perkins closed out the ninth with ease, dropping his ERA to 1.61 in 28 innings on the season.


Twins pitcher Glen Perkins picks up 21st save of season Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins recorded the final three outs during Sunday's 2-0 win over the Brewers to earn his 21st save of the season.

Perkins walked one batter during the inning. Perkins has not blown a save this season and he now has a 1.67 ERA.


Twins' Glen Perkins earns 20th save Wednesday vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins racked up his 20th save on Wednesday, striking out a pair of batters in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.

Perkins took his first loss of the season on Friday but has bounced back without issue in his last two outings. He hadn't recorded a strikeout in four straight appearances before delivering a pair of punchouts on Wednesday. Perkins owns a 1.80 ERA and 23:3 K:BB ratio in 25 innings.


Twins' Glen Perkins records 19th save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins delivered his 19th save on Sunday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to slam the door on his team's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays.

Perkins took his first loss of the season in his last outing but was able to bounce back with a clean inning on Sunday. However, he hasn't struck out a batter in any of his last four appearances. Perkins owns a 1.88 ERA and 21:3 K:BB ratio in 24 innings.


Twins' Glen Perkins suffers loss after ninth inning meltdown


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins took the loss against Toronto on Friday, after giving up two runs in 1/3 of an inning.

Perkins entered the tie game to start the ninth and allowed three hits, including a home run, and a walk. 

Perkins dropped to 0-1 and saw his ERA grow to 1.96.


Twins closer Glen Perkins records 18th save of the year Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday in Minnesota's 6-4 win over the Red Sox, earning his 18th save of the season.

Perkins forced two fly outs and one ground out without allowing a man to reach base in the inning. Perkins now boasts a 1.19 ERA in 22 2/3 innings of work. Perkins has thrown three of the last five days and is looking forward to a bit of rest, according to the Star Tribune.

"[Thursday] is an off-day, so that's good timing," Perkins said. "I have been good this year. I have felt good. Ever since I took the last two weeks of the season off last year, I have felt good. So no worries, and I'm glad that I get a lot of opportunities to pitch."


Twins' Glen Perkins saves 17th with scoreless ninth


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins preserved a one-run lead with a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday. 

Perkins saved the win over Boston, remaining perfect in 17 save opportunities this year. 

Perkins wasn't entirely perfect in the outing. He allowed a hit, the seventh straight save in which Perkins has allowed at least one hit. 


Twins' Glen Perkins remains perfect on save opportunities


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins saved his 16th game in 16 opportunities this season in Saturday's win over the White Sox. 

Perkins has saved games in each of his last five appearances, since a non-save opportunity on May 13. He preserved a one-run lead with a scoreless ninth, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out two. 

Perkins lowered his ERA to 1.33.


Twins' Glen Perkins picks up 15th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins earned his 15th save on Wednesday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one in a scoreless 13th inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Pirates.

Perkins wasn't at his best on Wednesday and also uncorked a wild pitch in the outing, but he was able to strike out Pedro Alvarez with men on first and second to end the game. He owns a 1.40 ERA and 19:1 K:BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins saves 14th for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins earned save number 14 in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh. 

Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth inning to protect a three-run lead. He gave up one hit and struck out two, lowering his ERA to 1.47. Perkins threw 14 pitches, 11 for strikes. 


Glen Perkins surrenders homer, hangs on for save in Twins' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Closer Glen Perkins (S, 13) was tagged for a leadoff home run in the ninth inning Saturday but was still able to close the door and earn the save in the Twins' victory over the Rays.

Logan Forsythe turned a 6-3 deficit into a two-run game with his homer off Perkins, but the left hander settled down, notching two strike outs, for the save.

Perkins has not blown a save this year, allowing three runs in 17 1/3 innings (1.56 ERA) and fanning 16.

Twins closer Glen Perkins shuts down Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins must have figured he was going to get the day off Saturday in Cleveland when his team raced out to a 7-0 lead.

Sometimes plans go astray. The Indians responded with four runs, forcing Perkins into the game. And he did what he generally does - finish off his opponent.

Perkins did allow the tying run to reach the plate on singles by Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley. But he struck out Brandon Moss and induced Ryan Raburn to pop out to notch his 11th save. He has pitched scoreless ball in 13 of his last 14 appearances.


Twins closer Glen Perkins shuts the door Thursday for 10th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins came on and recorded a four-out save in Thursday's 6-5 win over the A's. Perkins earned his 10th save of the season. He did not allow a baserunner and struck out one in his 1 1/3 innings. He is now 10 for 10 in save opportunities this season.

Twins' Glen Perkins allows run, records ninth save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up his ninth save Monday, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out two in his team's 8-7 win over the A's.

Perkins gave up a one-out single, and the runner reached second base on fielder's indifference before a two-out double brought him home to push the A's to within one run. The closer was able to strike out the final batter of the game to preserve the win.

Perkins owns a 1.50 ERA and 11:0 K:BB ratio in 12 innings.


Twins closer Glen Perkins throws perfect ninth inning for eighth save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Closer Glen Perkins nailed down the save Saturday in the Twins' victory over the White Sox.

Perkins shut the Twins down in order in the ninth inning for his eighth save of the season. He has utilized his fastball more than any other pitch so far this season, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"It's kind of a results business," Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday morning. "I think we all know there are times when (Perkins) is going to need a second pitch. He's pitching confidently with that fastball. He trusts the life in it right now and his ability to throw it where he wants to."

He has now allowed just one run in 11 innings this year.


Twins closer Glen Perkins collects save with shaky ninth inning


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins (S, 6) was handed a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning on Friday and gave up two hits before recording the final out to preserve the win and earn the save against the White Sox.

Perkins has now allowed just one run in 10 innings this season.


Closer Glen Perkins shuts the door again for Twins on Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/28/2015) Closer Glen Perkins (S, 6) pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to earn his sixth save in as many chances in the Twins' win over the Tigers.

Perkins has now allowed just one run in nine innings this season.

Twins closer Glen Perkins picks up second consecutive save


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a perfect 11th inning Sunday in Minnesota's 4-2 win over the Mariners in 11 innings, picking up his second saves in as many days.

Perkins needed just nine pitches to finish off Seattle, wrapping things up with a three-pitch strikeout of Willie Bloomquist. Perkins now has five saves on the year with eight strikeouts in eight innings of work with a 1.13 ERA.


Twins closer Glen Perkins notches fourth save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Minnesota's 8-5 win over the Mariners Saturday, leading to his fourth save of the season.

Perkins allowed one hit on an infield single by Willie Bloomquist, but finished things off by getting Austin Jackson to groundout to third base. Perkins lowered his ERA to 1.29 in seven innings of work with seven strikeouts and no walks.


Twins P Glen Perkins earns save in win over Royals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Twins reliever Glen Perkins recorded his third save of the season in Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Royals. 

Perkins pitched the ninth inning and struck out one batter. He didn't allow a hit or walk. His ERA is now 1.50.