The Twins scored seven runs in the second inning and added 10 more runs in the fifth inning in their 18-9 win over the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field yesterday. It’s the third time in franchise history that the Twins scored seven or more runs in an inning twice in the same game. They also did it on September 7, 1901 against Milwaukee when the franchise was in Washington and on June 12, 2003 at the Metrodome against the Colorado Rockies. It’s only the second time in White Sox history that they allowed seven or more runs in an inning twice in a game. The other occurrence was 109 years ago – May 30, 1903 against Cleveland.
Scott Diamond was the beneficiary of the Twins’ outburst Tuesday night. Minnesota has scored 139 runs in Diamond’s 22 starts this season, an average of 6.3 runs per game. That’s the highest run support for any major-league pitcher with at least 10 starts this season. The Twins average 4.1 runs in all other games. Source: Elias