Twins closer Capps goes on 15-day DL

Twins closer Capps goes on 15-day DL

MINNEAPOLIS, June 25 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins closer Matt Capps went on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right shoulder inflammation, the struggling American League club said.

MLB: Minnesota 8, Chicago Cubs 7 (10 inn.)

MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 (UPI) -- Josh Willingham scored the tying run in the ninth Friday and singled in the game-winner in the 10th, sending Minnesota to a wild 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Cleveland 4

CLEVELAND, June 2 (UPI) -- Trevor Plouffe drove in three runs, including a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth inning, sparking the Minnesota Twins to a 7-4 win over Cleveland Saturday.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Oakland 4

MINNEAPOLIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Ryan Doumit capped an eighth-inning rally with a go-ahead sacrifice fly Monday that carried the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 win over Oakland.

MLB: Detroit 4, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera blasted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth inning Sunday, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win and a series sweep of Minnesota.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning Monday, salvaging a 5-4 victory for the Indians over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Toronto 3

MINNEAPOLIS, May 13 (UPI) -- Scott Diamond hurled seven shutout innings and Brian Dozier hit his first major-league homer Sunday in the Minnesota Twins' 4-3 win over Toronto.

MLB: Boston 6, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 (UPI) -- Cody Ross belted a game-tying homer and added a go-ahead shot in the ninth inning Monday, rallying the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 6, New York Yankees 5

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau hit his third and fourth homers of the season Wednesday and the Minnesota Twins held on in the ninth to defeat the New York Yankees 6-5.
Twins re-sign reliever Matt Capps

Twins re-sign reliever Matt Capps

DALLAS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday they have signed right-handed reliever Matt Capps to a one-year deal.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5

CLEVELAND, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana hit a pinch-hit home run as the lead-off man in the ninth inning Friday, giving Cleveland a 6-5 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Boston 4, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- David Ortiz drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox handed Minnesota its sixth straight loss, 4-3.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Chicago White Sox 3

CHICAGO, July 10 (UPI) -- Spot starter Anthony Swarzak held the White Sox to one run over six innings Sunday and the Minnesota Twins posted a 6-3 victory over Chicago.

MLB: Milwaukee 8, Minnesota 7

MINNEAPOLIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Nyjer Morgan drove in four runs, including two during a ninth-inning comeback, and the Milwaukee Brewers took an 8-7 win from Minnesota Saturday.

MLB: Minnesota 6, San Diego 5

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Danny Valencia's three-run homer finished off a five-run first inning Friday and Minnesota spent the rest of the game hanging on for a 6-5 win over San Diego.
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Matt Capps
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Matt Capps pitches in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals on June 7, 2007 at RFK Stadium in Washington. Capps pitched two innings as the Pirates defeated the Nationals 3-2 on a ninth inning home run by left fielder Jason Bay. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Matthew Dicus Capps (born September 3, 1983 in Douglasville, Georgia), nicknamed "The Mad Capper," is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who is currently playing for the Minnesota Twins. He is a 2002 graduate of Alexander High School in Douglasville, where he lettered in football, basketball, cross-country and baseball before receiving a scholarship at LSU. He possesses a noteworthy slider and a mid nineties fastball.

Capps was drafted by the Pirates in the 7th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. He was a starting pitcher until 2004, never advancing above A-level in the minor leagues.

In 2005, he was converted to a relief pitcher and his career took off. Though he started the season at A-level Hickory, he was promoted mid-season to the AA Altoona Curve and later to the AAA Indianapolis Indians for the International League playoffs. After Indianapolis's season ended, he was promoted to the Pirates on September 16 and made his debut that night.

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