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Perkins pitches Twins to win

Minnesota Twins pitcher Glenn Perkins led the team to a 3-1 victory at the Metrodome Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, reported the Star Tribune.

Perkins helped the Twins cap a three-game series sweep of the Angels even a big bruise on his thigh after being hit by Bobby Adreu's line drive, reported the Pioneer Press.

The ball hit Perkins at more than 100-mph, bouncing of his leg and to third baseman Brendan Harris who was able to pick it up and throw Adreu out at first base.

After walking around the mound gingerly, Perkins pitched and completed 8 innings, allowing only 1 run and four hits, according to the Star Tribune.

"Trying to get them to hit my pitches, and they weren't able to do it," Perkins said, reported the Star Tribune. "That's what I try to do every time: Be efficient and get deep into a game, and right now it's working out."

After losing three out of four games in Toronto, the Twins now look confident with Boston and Cleveland ahead on the schedule, reported the Pioneer Press.

"I came down and sat next to (Francisco Liriano) after the third inning. I struck three guys out on sliders, and I said, 'Man, I feel like I'm you now, Frankie — get to two strikes and you just keep throwing sliders until they swing and miss,' " Perkins said, according to the Pioneer Press. "And he goes, 'Works, man.' "

Perkins is now 1-1 and the Twins 7-7, a game out of first place in the AL Central Division.

Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/43251907.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUycaEacyU
Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_12178783?nclick_check=1