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Twins send Diamond to the mound for series finale in Detroit

  • Blog Post by: Phil Miller
  • July 5, 2012 - 1:48 PM

DETROIT -- Today’s series finale at Comerica Park will feature two pitchers riding hot streaks.

Twins lefty Scott Diamond has tossed eight innings in back-to-back wins, and Tigers righty Rick Porcello is 3-1 with a 2.52 ERA over his past four starts.

After winning the first two games here in Detroit, and losing Wednesday to Justin Verlander, the Twins have a chance to leave town with a big series victory.

Update: Josh Willingham is getting a standard day off, with Darin Mastroianni getting a start in left field.

* I had yesteray's starting pitchers listed below, but this has now been updated -- doh!

TWINS (35-46)

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ben Revere, RF
3. Joe Mauer, DH
4. Ryan Doumit, C
5. Justin Morneau, 1B
6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
7. Darin Mastroianni, LF
8. Brian Dozier, SS
9. Jamey Carroll, 2B

Starting pitcher: LH Scott Diamond (7-3, 2.63 ERA)

TIGERS (40-42)

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Ryan Raburn, LF
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Delmon Young, DH
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
7. Brennan Boesch, RF
8. Gerald Laird, C
9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

Starting pitcher: RH Rick Porcello (6-5, 4.35 ERA)

Comerica Park. First pitch: 12:05 p.m. (Central). TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network

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