Twins' bats turn cold in 6-0 blanking by Orioles

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The Twins had scored five runs or more in each of their six previous games. But they went from scoring rich to can't-buy-a-run on Sunday, as five Baltimore Orioles pitchers combined for a 6-0 shutout at Target Field.

Scott Diamond was the losing pitcher. He allowed all six runs in less than six innings, evening his record at 3-3.

Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was strong through five innings but had to leave the game with a strained shoulder muscle. The Twins fared no better against a succession of relievers.

Minnesota managed eight hits but left just as many runners on base. Joe Mauer delivered a double, a single, and a walk, raising his batting average to .341.

Find the box score here.

This will be hosiery week in Minneapolis. The Chicago White Sox are in town for three games beginning Monday. After a day off the Boston Red Sox arrive for a three game set.

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