Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/19/14
MINNEAPOLIS This wasn't characteristic for a Scott Diamond start.As the Minnesota Twins' best pitcher last year, Diamond was essentially immune from pitching a clunker. Sunday against Baltimore, though, he finally had one. Minnesota's left-hander matched gave up six runs on nine hits including three home runs in just 5 23 innings of work in the Twins' 6-0 loss at Target Field.The six runs equaled the most Diamond has allowed in 40 career starts in the majors; the only other time he did so was last year in an 11-8 loss to the White Sox. Diamond also served up three home runs Sunday, something he had never done in his young major league career."I got eaten alive out there today," Diamond said.Diamond's woes began with the first batter he faced as Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis singled to left to lead off the game. Markakis later moved to third on a double play groundout by Adam Jones, but would score one batter later when Chris Davis tagged Diamond for a 442-foot home run to s...
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