Twins claw back, top Tigers, 6-2


DETROIT -- Scott Diamond out-pitched Anibal Sanchez and the Twins avoided getting swept by the Detroit Tigers today, winning 6-2.

Diamond pitched six strong innings before giving up a pair of runs on four hits, evening his record at 2-2.

Justin Morneau and Chris Parmelee each drove in two runs for Minnesota, with Parmelee hitting a solo homer in the eighth inning -- his second of the year.

Center fielder Aaron Hicks hit his first major-league triple to lead off the seventh. He then scored on a Pedro Florimon single.

Sanchez, coming off a 17-strikeout performance against Atlanta last Friday, took the loss -- giving up three runs on five hits through six innings.

The Twins (12-12) head to Cleveland after a day off on Thursday. After a three-game set with the Indians, Minnesota wraps up its 10-game road trip with a four-game series in Boston.

Note: Joe Mauer was given the day off. He'll return to the lineup Friday in Cleveland.

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