It was bound to happen, I suppose. Proven closer Glen Perkins had been allowing quite a few base runners his last few outings without getting too hurt, that wasn’t the case on Wednesday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins had a 4-3 lead going into the ninth when Perkins allowed a sac-fly to Everth Cabrera leading to a tie ballgame. The Twins couldn’t put across a run in the ninth or in an extra frame. The game only went one extra frame thanks to a solo shot from Seth Smith off of Anthony Swarzak to make the game a 5-4 final.
The blown save is the fourth of the season for Perkins.
Kevin Correia had a solid start for the Twins. Correia went six innings of three-run ball while only allowing five hits. That’s pretty solid by Correia standards.
Trevor Plouffe has to be awarded the offensive player of the game award for the Twins. Plouffe started off the scoring with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first and added an RBI single in the sixth to knock in three of the Twins four runs.
The Twinkies now head out to Oakland for four games. Good luck, boys.
Here’s the boxscore for Wednesday’s extra inning fall.