Found May 14, 2012 on High Cheez:
Scott Diamond took the hill on Mother's Day for his second start this season after throwing 7 shutout innings against the Angels a week ago.  He continued his shutout streak, throwing for 7 more shutout innings, 14 in a row.  Watch out Orel Hershiser and your 59 consecutive scoreless innings! Diamond helped the Twins to get to that seemingly impossible feat of 10 wins on the season.  They are still the worst team in MLB at 10-24, trailing the Padres who are 12-23. One bright spot is that Minnesota's winning percentage, .294, remains higher than their team batting average, which is a paltry .238, 23rd overall in the majors. Seriously though....the good news is that they went 2-2 against the Jays and have won the last 2 out of 3 games.  The Cleveland Indians are coming to town for a two game series and it's worth noting that, while the Indians are the division leaders at 18-16, the Twins are only 8 games back.  With that in mind, I'm going to give you ...
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