American League Game Summary - Seattle at Minnesota|
(Sunday, June 2nd)
Final Score: Minnesota 10, Minnesota 0
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Twins hit four home runs and
Scott Diamond pitched six scoreless innings in a 10-0 win over the Seattle
Mariners during the rubber match of this three-game series Sunday at Target
Josh Willingham had a two-run homer and Ryan Doumit, Chris Herrmann and
Brian Dozier each added solo shots.
Diamond (4-4) had an impressive performance, allowing just five baserunners
on four hits and a walk while striking out three. It was his first win in his
last five starts.
"I'm pretty happy with it," said Diamond about his outting. "I was able to get
in a rhythm and get back to what I know best, and that's getting ahead of
Seattle's Kendrys Morales remained hot, collecting two of the five hits
for the Mariners, who return to Safeco Field on Monday to begin a 10-game
homestand. Morales has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.
Jeremy Bonderman (0-1), who was making his first major league start since
2010 when then a member of the Detroit Tigers, lasted just 4 2/3 innings and
allowed seven runs on nine hits. It was a total of 975 days between his last
two Major League starts.
Dozier and Aaron Hicks each went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while four
other Twins players recorded two hits.
Doumit got the home run derby going with a towering solo shot to lead off the
bottom of the second. Following a fielder's choice by Hermann that erased
Chris Parmelee, Dozier and Hicks hit back-to-back RBI doubles to up the lead
After a break in the third, the Twins would go on to score in four straight
Herrmann got in on the action in the fourth by leading Minnesota's half of the
inning with his first major league home run. Hicks tripled two batters later
and came around to score on a Pedro Florimon sacrifice fly.
"Your first home run in the big league, that's a special thing," said Twins
manager Ron Gardenhire about Herrmann's home run.
Willingham one-upped the previous two shots by connecting on a two-run bomb to
left after a Joe Mauer leadoff walk, making it a 7-0 lead for the Twins.
Minnesota tacked on another run in the seventh on a RBI single from
Willingham. Dozier hit his solo home run in the seventh off Mariners reliever
Hector Noesi, with Eduardo Escobar driving in the final run with a single
later in the inning.
The Twins' bullpen surrendered only one hit over three innings to secure the
Bonderman had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in April of 2012 ... The
Mariners only had a man in scoring position once ... Twins first baseman
Justin Morneau was given the day off ... Dozier extended his hitting streak to
seven games ... Morneau is one home run shy of tying Kirby Puckett for fifth
on Twins all-time list (207).
06/02 19:48:49 ET