Diamond dusted by Tigers, 4-2; Detroit's magic number is 1


A barrage of home runs in the fourth inning was all Detroit needed to top the Twins, 4-2 Tuesday night at Target Field.

Scott Diamond (6-12) started for the Twins (66-91) and his night -- except for one inning -- was pretty good.

Let's go to the fourth inning.

Victor Martinez and Omar Infante hit back-to-back home runs off Diamond to start the inning. Three batters later it Austin Jackson liften a homer over the left center wall for a two-run job, and a 4-1 Tigers lead.

That's all the damage Diamond and the Twins would surrender, but it was more than enough against another night of offensive ineptitude for the Twins.

Minnesota scored on an RBI single from Chris Parmelee in the second and a solo home run off the bat of Ryan Doumit in the seventh.

Doug Fister (14-9) picked up the win for Detroit (92-66). He struck out seven over 6 innings.

The Tigers' magic number to clinch the AL Central division is one.

Note: Twins manager Ron Gardenhire remains two wins shy of 1,000 for his career.

Next Up

Cameron Champ

Final round helps Cameron Champ win 3M Open

Champ picked up his third career victory on Sunday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2021-07-25 at 1.08.41 PM

Clinton elevator fire prompts evacuation in western Minnesota

A massive blaze could be seen from far away Sunday.

Bob Motzko

Mack Motzko, son of Gophers coach Bob Motzko, dies in car crash

The crash happened late Saturday night in Orono.

police tape

Victims of triple homicide near La Crosse identified as young men

The victims are ages 24, 24 and 23, respectively.

Screen Shot 2021-07-25 at 7.26.01 AM

Dive team finds body of missing 13-year-old girl in Chanhassen lake

The girl had last been seen on a float on Lake Minnewashta.

Fairmont Raceway

MN race track under fire after announcer's racist remarks

The Fairmont Raceway voiced support for the announcer on social media.

Grayson Murray

Grayson Murray criticizes PGA Tour after pulling out of 3M Open

After withdrawing with a knee injury, Murray unloaded on his Twitter account.

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Minneapolis residents will vote on replacing MPD with new public safety department

The Minneapolis City Council approved language for the ballot question Friday.