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Glen Perkins pitched (and got a save) with his fly down

Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 13: Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning of their game on April 13, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Royals defeated the Twins 10-5. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Glen Perkins tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the Twins last night, converting his 22nd save in 24 chances while lowering his ERA to 1.77. And as the All-Star closer revealed via Twitter shortly afterward, he was pitching with his fly down:

Nothing like getting two outs in the bottom of the ninth and realizing your fly is down!

— Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) July 20, 2013

St. Paul Pioneer Press photographer Ben Garvin got some visual evidence, snapping a picture of Perkins on the mound, mid-zip:

#MNTwins Glen Perkins pitched with fly down for 2 outs in 9th, zipped it (as seen here), and then won the game:

— bengarvin (@bengarvin) July 20, 2013

All the more reason why most Twins fans will be devastated if the team trades Perkins.