Scott Diamond cuts up Indians
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Scott Diamond dazzled Cleveland hitters over nine frames to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 11-0 win over the Indians in the opener of a three-game set at Target Field.
Diamond (9-4) allowed a season-low three hits and struck out six without issuing a walk en route to his first career shut out.
Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau each hit three-run homers and Joe Mauer had three hits and scored three runs for the Twins, who had lost four of five entering Friday.
Travis Hafner had two hits and Jose Lopez singled for the Indians, losers in six of their last nine.
Josh Tomlin (5-8) was pegged with the loss after giving up eight runs on ten hits in just four innings of work.