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Suspension served, Diamond takes on Sox

The Twins’ Scott Diamond is back on the mound tonight against the White Sox after a six-game suspension. Diamond, 10-6, was punished after throwing at Texas slugger Josh Hamilton on Aug. 23.
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The Twins’ Scott Diamond is back on the mound tonight against the White Sox after a six-game suspension. Diamond was suspended for tossing a pitch near the head Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton on Aug. 23. In that game, it sparked an angry response from Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, especially after Rangers' starter Roy Oswalt beaned Joe Mauer before the Hamilton at-bat:

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