Diamond sharp as Twins blank AngelsMinnesota Sports
-- The Twins got a much needed pitching lift from Scott Diamond and cruised past the Angels 5-0 last night at Target Field.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins got a much needed pitching lift from Scott Diamond and cruised past the Angels 5-0 last night at Target Field.
Diamond was called up from Class AAA Rochester on Monday and started his first big league game of 2012 last night. He worked seven innings of scoreless baseball, scattering four hits and fanning six. The victory was the second of his Major League career.
Ryan Doumit cracked a two-run first inning homer to help spark a struggling offense. Josh Willingham added a run-scoring double and Brian Dozier recorded his first career RBI as Minnesota snapped a three-game slide. Los Angeles right-hander Dan Haren was roughed up for five runs over three-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 1-3 on the year.
Los Angeles saw its three-game winning streak come to an end. The same two teams play tonight in the Twin Cities.