Despite blown lead, Twins rally to throttle Astros in 12

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  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 6:31 AM

Glen Perkins couldn’t hold a three-run edge in the ninth, but a three-run counterpunch three innings later won it.

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wizeoneSep. 4, 13 2:41 AM

You could see early on from Perkins' body language that he wasn't confident and didn't have his usual overpowering stuff. That happens to every pitcher once in a while, better luck next time Perk!

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freedubaySep. 4, 13 6:21 AM

Its a sad day when 5'10" 185lb Dozier leads the club in hr and rbi. Especially when you have 6'5" 230lb "superstar" who has more plate appearances but 6 less hr and 13 less rbi. I'm hoping Mauer's move to 1st base will lead to better numbers. Way to step up Dozier. I hope you keep on improving.

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editor29Sep. 4, 13 7:32 AM

If a tree (last night's Twins-Astros affair) falls in the forest (the Astros' empty echo chamber of a ballpark), does it make a sound?

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notsidSep. 4, 13 7:35 AM

Once again, double digits of runners left on base, a defining characteristic of your Minnesota Twins this season and for the third year in a row. Fortunately, they are playing lowly Houston which everyone beats for the most part, even the nearly as lowly Twins. But, hey, thanks again for the new stadium that increased the value of our franchise and as well have promised all along, we will field a competitive team within 2-3 years, four years on the outside if everything goes okay and/or if fans stop coming to watch AA player perform.

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clnorthSep. 4, 13 7:40 AM

It is great to see our AAA team doing so well against the Astros AAA team.

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vandhoekSep. 4, 13 7:51 AM

This game was mismanaged again. There was no reason to take Hernandez out with a mere 70 pitches. That set up the decline which lead to a tie and extra innings.

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BallFourSep. 4, 13 7:55 AM

freedubay: Its a sad day when 5'10" 185lb Dozier BALLFOUR: In other words, a guy about the size of Harmon Killebrew - despite what you might read.

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bluedevil101Sep. 4, 13 8:16 AM

Good to see the boys pick up another win. Gotta keep winning. I'm sensing a different attitude of late. Guys like Pinto and Herrmann are pushing the team forward. Keep it up. Heading down for two this weekend against Toronto.

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edina2008Sep. 4, 13 8:34 AM

Dozier will be okay. Nice pop in his bat. Maybe have him sit down with #7 and explain the art of driving the ball and the importance knocking in runs.. Glad to see him stepping up in 2013.

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aphlolSep. 4, 13 8:37 AM

Any wonder there was no trade market for ol' Perk?

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