Posted August 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Twins' winning streak is over. Facing the reeling Cleveland Indians could help them start another one. Minnesota goes for a sixth consecutive victory in this AL Central matchup Monday night when the host Indians try to end a nine-game losing streak. Looking for its first four-game road sweep since June 2-5, 2011, against Kansas City, Minnesota (47-61) lost 6-4 to Boston on Sunday. The Twins have won seven of 10 after dropping 13 of 18. "We're not going to quit. I can guarantee you that," manager Ron Gardenhire said. Minnesota continues its seven-game trip with its second series versus the Indians (50-58) in a little more than a week. After being swept by the Chicago White Sox, the Twins outscored the Indians 28-6 in a three-game home sweep July 27-29. Monday's starter Scott Diamond (9-5, 2.93 ERA), the team leader in wins and innings pitched with 107 1-3, opened that series for Minnesota by throwing a three-hitter in an 11-0 victory. It was the left-hander's firs...
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