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Chris Capuano goes to 4-0 as Dodgers shut down Cubs

May 5, 2012, 4:05 PM EST

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Getting better every time out, Chris Capuano shut out the Cubs for seven innings on Saturday to improve to 4-0 on the season.

Capuano has posted a statistically improved outing each time out for the Dodgers:

April 7 – 4 R in 4 2/3 IP
April 12 – 2 R in 5 1/3 IP
April 18 – 2 R in 6 IP
April 23 – 1 R in 7 IP
April 29 – 0 R in 6 2/3 IP
May 5 – 0 R in 7 IP

It’s been a very impressive showing for a guy who was only linked to the Dodgers, Twins and Cubs before signing a two-year, $10 million deal over the winter. Other contenders might have gotten more interested later on, but they seemed to be searching for more durable pitchers when free agent season started. Capuano, 33, has made 30 starts just three times in his career. He was 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 186 innings for the Mets last year.

  1. sir1389 - May 5, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Good thing I picked him up for my fantasy team at the beginning of the season.

  2. randygnyc - May 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    And he had the game winning hit.

  3. dodger88 - May 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Pleasant surprise but Eric Collins noted he had a 5-0 start in 2007 and ended up 5-12. He’s looked good and I hope it continues.

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