MINNEAPOLIS Some closers have to wait several days before getting a chance to redeem themselves after a blown save. Matt Capps had to wait just 24 hours.
One day after blowing his first save of the year Sunday in a loss to Detroit, Capps bounced back by picking up the save Monday in Minnesota's 5-4 come-from-behind win over the visiting Oakland Athletics.
On Sunday, Capps allowed a two-run home run to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera in the ninth inning, which turned a 3-2 Twins lead into a 4-3 Detroit advantage. It was Capps' first blown save of the season after previously going 9-for-9 in save sitations up to that point.
Capps heard the boos from the Target Field crowd on Sunday after giving up the home run -- and again when he took the mound in the ninth inning Monday. Twins fans are understandably frustrated with their team now 16-32 on the season, but their anger Sunday was directed at Capps.
"I don't blame people for booing. They expect us to do a job and I'm no different fr...