Scott Diamond seemed to have figured things out during his last start against the New York Yankees. He didn't earn a win, but he allowed just two earned runs in 6 23 innings. More importantly, he avoided a blowup in the fifth inning in that game.
One start later, Diamond's fifth inning woes made a resurgence. The Minnesota Twins left-hander surrendered four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday in Toronto as the Blue Jays ran away with an 11-5 win over the Canada native Diamond and the Twins.
Entering Sunday, Diamond had allowed 17 earned runs in the fifth inning, more than any inning this season. He added to that with a four spot in the fifth on Sunday to raise his season ERA in the fifth inning to 13.83 -- higher than any other inning.
Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks tied the game with a two-run homer -- Minnesota's first hit of the game -- in the top of the fifth inning. But Diamond gave that lead right back when Jose Reyes led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo ...