Francisco Liriano tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the Twins spoiled the White Sox debut of Kevin Youkilis with a 4-1 victory. Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe each hit a sac-fly while Jamey Carroll drove in a run for Minnesota, which has won three-of-four. The absence of Matt Capps gave Jared Burton the chance to convert his second-career save. Liam Hendriks faces Gavin Floyd this evening in the middle contest of three.
Capps Lands On DL
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Twins have placed pitcher Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Capps is 1-and-4 this season with a 3.42 earned run average in 26-and-a-third innings. The Twins’ closer has been successful in 14 of 15 save opportunities. Minnestoa recalled pitcher Tyler Robertson from Triple-A Rochester to take Capps’ place on the roster. The 24-year-old left-hander was 2-and-2 with a 3.77 ERA in 33 appearances for Rochester this season.