Matt Capps

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Valencia Pushes Twins Past Indians Again

Danny Valencia singled home the go-ahead run for the second straight day, this time in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 in a sloppy game played on another sweltering day at Target Field.

07/20/2011

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Cuddyer, Nathan Send Twins Over Royals 4-3

Michael Cuddyer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Joe Nathan did his job as the new closer Saturday night, giving the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

07/16/2011

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Nathan Replaces Capps As Twins Closer

Former All-Star Joe Nathan will take over the closer’s job for the Minnesota Twins, replacing the struggling Matt Capps.

07/16/2011

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Hosmer Homers Off Capps, Royals Top Twins 2-1

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning off Matt Capps to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory Friday night over Minnesota, the seventh blown save this season for the Twins’ closer to match the major league lead.

07/15/2011

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Twins’ Pen Picks Up For Baker In 3-2 Win Over Rays

Scott Baker had another impressive start cut short by injury before Glen Perkins bailed out struggling closer Matt Capps in the ninth again to help the Minnesota Twins hang on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

07/05/2011

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Blown Save Redeemed, Twins Win In 10th

Ben Revere’s two-out RBI single in the 10th inning off closer Chris Perez gave the coming-to-life Minnesota Twins a 3-2 win Wednesday over the slumping Cleveland Indians, who can’t seem to shake free of their June swoon.

06/08/2011

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Nathan Out As Twins Closer

Matt Capps is taking over as the Twins’ closer so Joe Nathan can work on regaining his form in non-save situations as he comes back from elbow surgery.

04/17/2011

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Twins Agree To Contracts With Capps And Perkins

The Minnesota Twins have avoided salary arbitration with a pair of relief pitchers, agreeing to one-year contracts with right-hander Matt Capps for $7.15 million and left-hander Glen Perkins for $700,000.

01/18/2011

Late Rally Helps Twins Win Division Title

No need for a 163rd game in the AL Central division this year. The Minnesota Twins have this baby wrapped up with plenty of time to spare. Denard Span’s RBI-single highlighted a four-run eighth inning […]

09/22/2010

Twins Count on Callup To Guide Them to Victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minnesota Twins chose Matt Fox to start Friday’s game not because of his dazzling stuff or eye-popping statistics. He was their only option. Turns out, he was the perfect choice.

09/03/2010

Twins Lengthen Lead as Mauer Hits First Target Field Homer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Joe Mauer put his smooth batting-title swing on a fifth-inning fastball from Gavin Floyd and watched it soar to left field, as it has so many times this season at Minnesota’s new […]

08/19/2010

Twins Top Whities In Dramatic Fashion

Jim Thome hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning against the team that decided not to bring him back this season, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 7-6 victory over the […]

08/18/2010

Capps Shows His Stuff in First Opportunity for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Matt Capps emerged from the Minnesota bullpen and jogged to the mound, bringing his sinker, his slider and a bunch of goose bumps with him. He didn’t exactly ease into his Twins […]

07/31/2010

Twins Trade Ramos to Nats for Closer Capps

All Star right-hander added to bullpen ahead of trade deadline.

07/30/2010

Twins Make Trade For All-Star Closer

 In the middle of another tight division race, the Minnesota Twins acquired All-Star closer Matt Capps from the Washington Nationals late Thursday night for prized catching prospect Wilson Ramos and minor league left-hander Joe Testa.

07/29/2010

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