Found June 15, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Two bad pitches was all it took for Twins left-hander Scott Diamond to pick up his second loss of the season. Diamond allowed four runs on five hits Thursday as the Twins fell, 6-1, to the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. For Minnesota, Thursday's loss meant it dropped the series to Philadelphia, snapping a streak of four consecutive series wins. It was just Diamond's second loss this year, and his first since May 23 against the White Sox. Three of the four runs allowed by Diamond came on a blast off by Phillies slugger Jim Thome, whose homer to right-center field gave Philadelphia starter Joe Blanton a 4-1 cushion in the third inning.It was the second home run in as many days for the 41-year-old Thome against his former team. This time, he took his former teammate deep after the 25-year-old Diamond left a pitch up and over the plate."I try to look at it as another at-bat, but him standing in there, he definitely has a presence," Diamond said of Thome,...
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