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Scott Diamond did it again. In a repeat of his first big league start of the season, the left-hander threw seven shutout innings. That he lasted seven innings is most impressive since he was drilled in the left shoulder by a line drive in the second inning. He gave up some hits, and a lot of line drives, but seven shutout innings is always appreciated. Brian Dozier had two hits, including his first big league home run. The Twins had several opportunities to add on to a four-run lead, but did not capitalize. That proved large when Jared Burton gave up three runs in the 8th
inning. Burton, who had not allowed a hit to his last 34 batters faced, gave up three straight hits before being replaced by Glen Perkins, who got out of the inning thanks to a great diving play by Joe Mauer. Matt Capps closed out the game with a big strikeout and the Twins won 4-3 to split the series with the Blue Jays.
Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from Sunday:
ROCHESTER 2, SYRACUSE 4
The Red Wings got a very good start from Liam Hendriks. The Aussie right-hander gave up just one run in six innings. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out four. Deolis Guerra came in and gave up runs for the first time in a month. Guerra gave up three runs (2 earned) on two hits and three walks in two innings.
Ben Revere and Clete Thomas were each 2-4. Matt Carson hit his tenth double.
The Red Wings went 1-6 on this road trip.
NEW BRITAIN 4, READING 6
The Rock Cats lost on Sunday but split a four-game series against the division-leading R-Phillies. Andrew Albers started the game with five shutout innings. He gave up two runs in the sixth inning and the first batter of the 7th
inning got on before he was taken out. Albers gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings with four strikeouts. Caleb Thielbar came in and gave up three runs on five hits in 1.1 innings. Bobby Lanigan got the final five outs.
Chris Herrmann hit his fourth home run of the season. Evan Bigley had a big, two-run single in the 7th
inning. James Beresford was 1-3 with a walk.
FT. MYERS MIRACLE
No Game Scheduled on Sunday. Their first day off in the past 23 days.
BELOIT 3, CLINTON 1
For the second straight game, the Snappers topped Clinton 3-1.
The Snappers managed just four hits, but they were efficient. In the fourth inning, Miguel Sano came up with two runners on. He blasted a three-run homer to give the Snappers a 3-0 lead. It was his league-leading 11th
home run of the year. Eddie Rosario added his 13th
Matt Tomshaw was the Twins 42nd
round pick in 2011 out of Jacksonville. The lefty has been terrific as a pro. On this day, he threw six scoreless innings. He gave up just three hits, walked one and struck out six. Michael Tonkin picked up his second save. He gave up one run on four hits over the final three innings.
Players of the Day for Sunday, May 13, 2012
Hitter of the Day – Miguel Sano
Pitcher of the Day – Matthew Tomshaw
A Look Ahead – Monday, May 14, 2012 Schedule
Rochester @ Syracuse – RHP Cole DeVries
New Britain – No Game Scheduled
Ft. Myers @ Charlotte – RHP Madison Boer
Beloit vs Clinton – LHP Steven Gruver
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