Though the Minnesota Twins have won four straight, they've dropped four starts in a row by Scott Diamond.
Diamond, however, owns a lower career ERA against the Cleveland Indians than any opponent he has faced more than once as he heads into Sunday's home matchup.
Minnesota (41-53) can match its longest win streak of the year after a pair of 3-2 victories to start this set. The Twins' Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia pitched into the sixth inning in those games before the bullpen finished up with scoreless relief.
That formula would require Diamond (5-8, 5.32 ERA) to fare better than he has in going 0-2 with a 5.49 ERA over his last four outings. He has failed to record an out past the fifth inning three times in that stretch, although his last start, a 2-0 loss to the New York Yankees on July 12, was cut short after 3 13 scoreless innings due to rain.
The left-hander will face Cleveland (51-46) for the first time in 2013. He won all three of his starts versus the Indians last year...