Scott Diamond pitched seven scoreless innings in leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night at Target Field. The loss for the Halos evened the series at 1-1.
Diamond allowed just four hits in his seven innings in his first start of the season. Jared Burton and Matt Capps each followed with a scoreless inning of relief to close out the game.
The Twins jumped on Dan Haren for three runs in the first inning, highlighted by an RBI double by Josh Willingham and a two-run home run by Ryan Doumit, his fourth of the season. Haren allowed two more runs in the fourth inning, and was chased before completing the frame. With the loss Haren fell to 1-3 on the season with a 4.19 ERA.
David Pauley, who was promoted when LaTroy Hawkins went on the disabled list with a broken pinkie on Monday, pitched four scoreless innings in relief for the Halos.
The Angels look for a series win on Wednesday night at Target Field as Ervin Santana (0-6 in six starts this season) faces Carl Pavano.
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