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Glen Perkins will be unavailable out of the Twins bullpen on Sunday after pitching four of the last five days.
Four out of five nights and a fair number of pitches thrown will definitely put Perkins on the bench Sunday even if a save situation arises. Cassey Fien will likely serve as the interim closer, but no, that's not a reason to run out and grab him.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett