Diamond pitches another gem as Twins top Jays 4-3
Sunday, May 13, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Scott Diamond pitched seven shutout innings, Brian Dozier hit his first career homer and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Sunday.
Ryan Doumit and Jamey Carroll added two hits apiece for the Twins, who became the last team in the majors to reach double-digit wins by splitting the four-game series. Matt Capps pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save in as many chances.
Yunel Escobar and Eric Thames knocked in runs for Toronto, which closed its road trip 5-5.
Diamond (2-0) allowed five hits and struck out four without a walk. He also threw seven shutout innings Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Ricky Romero (4-1) allowed nine hits in 5 1-3 innings, walked five and did not strike out a batter for the first time in 101 career starts.