Glen Perkins RP MIN 20 Hrs

Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning, recording one strikeout in a non-save situation in Tuesday's game against the Indians.

With the Twins down 7-5, Perkins was used to get in some work. Perkins continues to have a great season and now sports a 2.53 ERA., 1.09 WHIP and stellar 63:9 K:BB ratio in in 53.1 innings pitched.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 7 Days

Perkins picked up his 30th save of the season Wednesday with a perfect ninth inning in a 3-1 win over the Astros.

Though something of a rarity as a left-handed closer, Perkins' slight reverse splits have allowed him to find success in the role during his two-plus seasons on the job. He's yielded comparable results in 2014 as he did a season earlier, posting a 2.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 10.5 K/9 IP rate over 51.1 innings.

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Perkins suffered a rare blown save Wednesday against the Padres, allowing a run to tie the game in the ninth inning.

Perkins has just four blown saves in 32 opportunities, but has allowed more baserunners recently. "Guys have been swinging a little earlier on me, and I need to make adjustments on that," Perkins said. "They're probably not wanting to get to two strikes, and having to deal with the slider or guessing what I'm going to throw."

Glen Perkins RP MIN 15 Days

Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits before securing his 28th save of the year Tuesday against the Padres.

Perkins continues to have a fine 2014 campaign, as he has just three blown saves on the year to go with a 2.66 ERA and 57:8 K:BB ratio in 47.1 innings pitched this season.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 22 Days

Glen Perkins allowed a ninth-inning run but closed the door on the Royals to earn the save Tuesday.

Things got a little dicey for Perkins after an Omar Infante leadoff double and subsequent RBI single from Eric Hosmer made the score 2-1, but Perkins retired Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon and Billy Butler in order to squash the rally. It was the third straight outing in which Perkins has allowed two hits, a disturbing trend, but he still hasn't blown a save since June 20. The 31-year-old has a 2.78 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 56/8 K/BB ratio to go along with his 26 saves.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 24 Days

Glen Perkins worked into and out of trouble Sunday, stranding the bases loaded to secure the Twins' 4-3 win over the White Sox.

Perkins allowed consecutive hits to Jose Abreu and Paul Konerko to lead off the ninth inning, and he loaded the base with one out. The left-hander got a big strikeout of Alejandro De Aza for the second out, and he induced a fly ball from Gordon Beckham to finish the game. It wasn't pretty, but Perkins now has 25 saves to go with a 2.64 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 28 Days

Glen Perkins notched his 24th save of the season with a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

Carlos Santana smacked a double off the left field wall to lead off the inning, but Perkins retired the side with a flyout and pair of strikeouts to end the threat. The left-hander has been scored upon in just one of his last 10 appearances to lower his ERA to 2.76.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 Month

Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 21st save in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

The All-Star left-hander sports a so-so 3.13 ERA, but he's pitched better than that in accruing a 48/7 K/BB rate and 1.07 WHIP in 37 1/3 innings. Perkins has converted 21-of-24 save opportunities. He hasn't quite been a top 10 fantasy closer, but pitching up to his peripherals in the second half will get him there.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

Glen Perkins survived a shaky ninth inning Saturday to notch a save against the White Sox.

After blowing a save on Friday, Perkins entered Saturday's game in the ninth inning with a two-run lead before he gave up a leadoff triple to Adam Eaton and a sacrifice fly to Gordon Beckham. Paul Konerko followed with a single, but Perkins buckled down to strike out Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn swinging to end it. The 31-year-old is now 19-for-22 in save chances to go along with a 3.34 ERA and 42/6 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

Glen Perkins allowed two runs in the ninth inning on Friday.

Perkins was brought in to try to hold a 4-2 lead against the White Sox on Friday, but allowed an RBI single to Paul Konerko and an RBI double to Adam Eaton. It was Perkins' third blown save this season. Perkins managed to pick up the win, though, as Brian Dozier saved his bacon with a walk-off RBI single. Perkins has eighteen saves in 21 opportunities and sports an ERA of 3.16 to go with a WHIP of 1.12.