Glen Perkins registered his 18th save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-2 victory over the White Sox.
After being unavailable due to flu-like symptoms the last time the Twins needed his services, Perkins was available Thursday and got the job done. He has now converted 18 of his first 20 save opportunities in 2014 while sitting on a 2.67 ERA and 0.99 WHIP through 30.1 innings. Although having a left-handed closer is not ideal in the least, he has managed to get the job done at a high rate, making him one of the more reliable fantasy options at a very unreliable position. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender