Found August 24, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton could feel the ball whizzing by the back of his neck. Hamilton says, though, that he doesn't think that Minnesota starter Scott Diamond was trying to hit him in the head. Diamond was immediately ejected Thursday night after the lefty's pitch near Hamilton's head in the third inning. Twins catcher Joe Mauer had been hit by a pitch in the top half of the inning. Hamilton said Friday that he thinks the ball just got away from Diamond. But Hamilton says it was the closest a pitch has ever come to hitting him in the head. Diamond says he wasn't trying to throw at Hamilton's head. He says he was trying to work in on the pitch and that it definitely got away from him.

Twins P Diamond suspended for throwing at Hamilton

Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing a pitch near the head of Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton in the bottom of the third inning of Thursday night's game in Arlington. Major League Baseball announced the suspension Friday. Diamond was scheduled to begin serving his suspension Friday, but has appealed...

Twins try to slow Hamilton, Beltre, Rangers

By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO, STATS WriterThe AL West-leading Texas Rangers are dominating the Minnesota Twins this season, but Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton's success against them goes much further back.The duo looks for another big effort at the plate as the Rangers attempt to beat the Twins for the seventh time in eight meetings Friday night.Texas (73-51) is 6-1 against Minnesota...

Twins pitcher Diamond suspended six games

Twins left-hander Scott Diamond has been suspended six games and fined by Major League Baseball after throwing at Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton in Thursday's game in Arlington. Diamond will appeal the suspension, the Twins announced.Diamond was ejected from Thursday's game after throwing behind Hamilton's head in the third inning. The throw came after Twins star catcher...

Rangers 10, Twins 6

Josh Hamilton had five RBIs and Mitch Moreland doubled in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Adrian Beltre had three hits, including his fourth homer in two days, and scored the tiebreaking run on Moreland's drive to left-center. Minnesota starter Scott Diamond was ejected...

Twins' Diamond hit with six-game suspension

ARLINGTON, Texas Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond was given a six-game suspension and undisclosed fine by Major League Baseball for throwing near the head of the Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton in Thursdays game. Diamond threw a pitch that went behind Hamiltons head in the bottom of the third inning, prompting an immediate ejection from home plate umpire Wally Bell. Twins manager...

Diamond's ejection prompts Twins to make a roster move

The Minnesota Twins lost for the 12th time in 14 games Thursday night, on a night when they went 3-for-17 with men in scoring position and made two key eighth-inning errors. But that wasn't what everybody was talking about after the 10-6 defeat at Texas. The main story of the evening was when Texas' Roy Oswalt hit Joe Mauer in the back with a 3-0 pitch in the third inning...

Twins' Diamond suspended 6 games by MLB

Minnesota Twins starter Scott Diamond has been suspended six games by Major League Baseball for a pitch thrown near the head of Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton. The suspension and undisclosed fine were announced Friday, though Diamond is appealing the suspension and remains on the Twins' active roster. Diamond was immediately ejected Thursday night after the lefty's pitch...

Diamond, Twins open series in Texas

Texas' Adrian Beltre believes he has figured out what caused his power slump over the last month. That can't be what the Minnesota Twins want to hear. Coming off a three-homer performance, Beltre looks to continue to feast on Minnesota pitching and help the AL West-leading Rangers beat the Twins for the sixth time in seven games in Thursday night's opener of a four...

Twins manager, starter tossed at Texas

The retaliation was sure to follow as soon as Twins star catcher Joe Mauer was drilled in the back by Rangers starter Roy Oswalt.On a 3-0 pitch, Oswalt who is averaging just 1.8 walks per nine innings this season threw a pitch up and in to Mauer in the top of the third inning. The pitch hit Minnesota's catcher and it appeared to be intentional, although Oswalt denied after...

Dugout Digest - double your pleasure

The Diamondbacks swept the Marlins in a doubleheader yesterday, winning the two games 3-2 and 3-0. In a little bit of an interesting note, each Arizona starter was a rookie, and Wade Miley ad Tyler Skaggs both shut down the slumping Miami team. Arizona is still in this playoff race at three games above .500 and four games behind the second wild card leading Cardinals, and they need...

2012 Fantasy Baseball Two Start Pitchers, Week 22

Let’s just skip the intro all together.  You’re scanning this anyways, let’s be honest.  I could put the deepest, darkest secrets of life and all its mystery in this first paragraph and you’re still going to skip it.  It’s cool… no hard feelings.  So without further time wasted and other hullabaloo, have a gander at the low end two-start pitchers for this week in...
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