CLEVELAND (AP) — Scott Diamond allowed three unearned runs over seven innings as the surging Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday.
Joe Mauer’s first-inning RBI single off Justin Masterson (2-5) put Minnesota ahead 1-0. Mauer left in the ninth with a sprained right thumb.
Diamond (4-1) didn’t issue a walk. In six starts since being recalled from the minors May 8, he has walked only four.
Matt Capps pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances as Minnesota took two of three in the series.
Minnesota made three errors, but improved to 5-1 since a five-game losing streak.
Cleveland fell to 2-7 since sweeping three straight at home from Detroit.