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San Francisco 4, Colorado 0

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 (UPI) -- Kirk Rueter and three relievers combined on an eight-hitter Sunday as the San Francisco Giants extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-0 triumph ov

Colorado 12, San Francisco 7

DENVER, May 26 (UPI) -- Charles Johnson and Preston Wilson hit three-run homers Monday to power the Colorado Rockies to a 12-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco 6; Arizona 5

PHOENIX, May 21 (UPI) -- Barry Bonds homered and drove in two runs Tuesday night as the San Francisco Giants won for just the third time in 11 games, 6-5 over Arizona.

San Francisco 7, NY Mets 5

SAN FRANCISCO, May 17 (UPI) -- After Edgardo Alfonzo had a big night against his former team, Yorvit Torrealba delivered a tie-breaking, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning Frid

Montreal 6, San Francisco 3

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14 (UPI) -- Claudio Vargas tossed eight-plus innings and Jeff Liefer hit a three-run home run Wednesday to lead the Montreal Expos to their first three-game sweep of the Sa

Montreal 4, San Franciso 3

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 (UPI) -- Jose Vidro's had a three-run double in the top of the seventh inning and Vladimir Guerrero prevented at least one run from scoring in the bottom of the frame Mo

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Atlanta 6, San Francisco 3

ATLANTA, May 10 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones hit a solo homer and Javy Lopez added a two-run shot in the seventh inning as the Atlanta Braves rallied Saturday night for a 6-3 victory over the

San Francisco 3, Florida 2

MIAMI, May 8 (UPI) -- Pinch-hitter Rich Aurilia's two-out RBI single in the top of ninth inning broke a tie Thursday night and lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 triumph over t

San Francisco 4, Florida 2

MIAMI, May 6 (UPI) -- Benito Santiago scored the tying run in the seventh inning and hit a two-run homer an innning later Tuesday night to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 win

San Francisco 7, Philadelphia 4

PHILADELPHIA, April 25 (UPI) -- Left fielder Pat Burrell's error in the top of the eighth inning allowed three runs to score Friday night as the San Francisco Giants downed the Philadelphia Ph

San Francisco 8; Houston 4

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 (UPI) -- Marquis Grissom had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run Tuesday night as the San Francisco Giants rolled the Houston Astros, 8-4.

San Francisco 15, San Diego 11

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants scored seven runs off Dennis Tankersley in the bottom of the first inning and pounded the San Diego Padres, 15-11, in the highest scori

San Francisco 5; San Diego 3

SAN DIEGO, April 3 (UPI) -- Marquis Grissom capped a five-run third inning with a bases-clearing double Wednesday night as San Francisco topped San Diego, 5-3.

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Joe Nathan
Mnnesota Twins pitcher Joe Nathan (R) and catcher Joe Mauer celebrate the end of the game and a 6-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Joseph Michael Nathan (born November 22, 1974) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. Nathan started out his baseball career as a shortstop in high school but converted to a pitcher after being drafted by the San Francisco Giants. He worked his way through the minor leagues, alternating between spots in the rotation and the bullpen. After a few years of splitting time between the majors and the minors, Nathan had a breakout season as a setup man for the Giants in 2003. That off-season, Nathan was traded to the Twins and became their closer.

From 2004 to 2009, Nathan was considered one of the top closers in MLB with four All-Star appearances and a league-leading 246 saves. In 2010, Nathan underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow and missed the entire season. On April 3, 2011, Nathan recorded his first save since his injury against the Toronto Blue Jays. On July 16th, 2011, Nathan regained his role as closer. On August 10th, 2011, Nathan became the Twins all-time leader in saves with 255 in a game against the Boston Red Sox.

Nathan graduated from Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York in 1992, where he played basketball, baseball, and ran track. However, only Division III colleges showed minimal interest in having him play for their program. Nathan ended up playing college baseball at Stony Brook University as a result of his baseball coach and Stony Brook's coach having a history; Pine Bush assistant baseball coach Jeff Masionet and Stony Brook baseball coach Matt Senk played college baseball together at State University of New York at Cortland.

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