Diamond tosses 3-hitter as Twins win
Mauer has three hits, raises average to .332Scott Diamond tossed a three-hitter, Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham hit three-run homers, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 11-0 on Friday night.
Joe Mauer had three hits to raise his batting average to .332 and help the Twins bounce back after getting swept by the Chicago White Sox.
Travis Hafner had two hits for the Indians, who lost for just the second time in six games.
Diamond (9-4) was perfect through 4 2-3 innings before Hafner and Jose Lopez singled.
The lefty allowed just one baserunner the rest of the way, striking out six and notching his first career shutout.
MINNEAPOLIS — After going 5-1 with a 1.61 ERA in his first seven starts, Diamond had a 4.86 ERA in his last seven, including two bad outings after the All-Star break.