The Twins jumped on White Sox starter John Danks early and pulled out a 4-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday.
Twins lefthander Diamond 6-11 faltered some late but can still feel good about his outing as he snapped a five-game losing streak that went back to June 20. Over 61/3 innings Diamond gave up three runs on five hits and two walks - enough for a quality start. He entered the seventh with just one earned run but gave up a two-out two-run single to Jordan Danks and was removed from the game.
The Twins counted on Diamond to stabilize their bullpen this season but he got a late start while recovering from having bone chips removed from his elbow. Once healthy Diamond didn’t pitch like the man who went 12-9 for them last season. As the losses piled up he appeared to lose his confidence and was sent to Rochester after a rough Aug. 1 start against the Royals.
The Twins were able to salvage one of the three games in the series giving manager Ron Gardenhire his 997th career w...