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Twins Beat Orioles 6-4; Capps on DL

The Twins defeated Baltimore 6-4 Tuesday night to win the first 2 games of the 4-game series. Minnesota broke the 4-all tie with 2 runs in the 7th inning. Ben Revere had the go-ahead RBI single in the 7th. Joe Mauer was 3-4 with 1 RBI and Ryan Doumit was 2-5 with 2 RBIs for the Twins.

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Twins Activate Capps; Set Starting Rotation

The Twins activated closer Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and optioned relief pitcher Kyle Waldrop to triple-A Rochester. Capps has been rehabbing shoulder inflamation at single-A Fort Myers and triple-A Rochester.

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Capps Blows Game; Twins Lose to Brewers

The Twins lost 5-3 at home to Milwaukee Friday night to drop their 3rd straight game. Matt Capps allowed a 2-run homerun to Martin Maldonado in the 9th inning to break the 3-all tie. Trevor Plouffe was 2-4 with 2 solo homeruns to increase his homerun total to 14 this season. Brian Dozier added 3 hits for the Twins. Francisco Liriano allowed 3 earned runs in 6 innings and didn't figure in the final decision.

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Twins Get Walk-Off Hit From Willingham

The Twins have won 8 of their last 10 after beating the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in 10 innings Friday night. Josh Willingham's RBI single in the 10th won the game for Minnesota. The Twins trailed 5-2 before taking a 6-5 lead. The Cubs got a 2-run homerun from Rafael Soriano to take a 7-6 lead. Justin Morneau's RBI triple scored Willingham in the 9th inning to tie the game. Trevor Plouffe and Ryan Doumit each had 2 hits including a solo homerun for Minnesota and Ben Revere added 3 hits for the Twins.

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Twins End Skid With Win Over A’s

The Twins defeated the Oakland A's 5-4 Monday afternoon to end their 5-game losing streak. Minnesota scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to come from down 4-3 to win. Justin Morneau singled in the tying run before Ryan Doumit's sacrifice fly scored Josh Willingham from 3rd base to put the Twins ahead. Matt Capps allowed 2 base runners but converted the save. He blew a save the day before against Detroit.

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Red Sox Edge Twins 6-5

The Twins lost 6-5 at home to the Boston Red Sox Monday night. Cody Ross hit a 2-run homerun off Jason Marquis in the 7th inning to tie the game at 5 before hitting a solo homerun off Matt Capps in the 9th inning to break the 5-all tie. Minnesota went out to a 5-3 lead in the 5th inning after scoring 4 runs in the 4th inning and adding 1 run in the 5th. Ryan Doumit had a 2-run double and Danny Valencia hit a 2-run homerun for the Twins.

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Twins Agree To Deal With Capps

The Twins have agreed to terms on a 1-year contract with an option for a 2nd year with closer Matt Capps. Capps reportedly will receive $4.75 Million in 2012 and $6 Million with a team option for 2013. Capps was 4-7 with a 4.25 ERA with 15 saves in 2011. He began the season as the closer but lost the job to Joe Nathan. Nathan signed a 2-year contract last month with Texas.

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Twins Still Interested In Capps

Twins' General Manager Terry Ryan has contacted Matt Capps' agent and would still like to bring back the free agent reliever. Capps is one of 4 key free agents for the Twins this offseason. Capps, closer Joe Nathan, and outfielders Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel are all free agents. Ryan says the Twins are interested in bringing back all of these players.

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Capps Blows Save In Twins 2-1 Loss

The Twins lost 2-1 Friday night against Kansas City at Target Field when Matt Capps allowed a 2-run homerun to rookie Eric Hosmer in the 9th inning. Minnesota took a 1-0 lead when Ben Revere scored on a wild pitch. Nick Blackburn threw 7 shutout innings before Joe Nathan threw a scoreless 8th inning. Capps allowed 2 earned runs in the 9th inning to take the loss and be saddled with his 7th blown save this season. Ben Revere had 2 hits, a stolen base and run scored and Delmon Young had 2 hits for the Twins.

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Twins Edge Rays 3-2

The Twins won their 6th game in their last 7 with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field Tuesday night. Michael Cuddyer had a 2-run single and Ben Revere had 2 hits and 2 runs scored for the Twins. Scott Baker threw 5 innings with 3 hits and 1 unearned run allowed to get the win and improve to 7-5. Baker left the game early with a right elbow strain. He doesn't consider the injury to be serious.

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