Twins starter Scott Diamond was knocked around for six earned runs over just five and 1/3 innings to take the loss, while Chicago right-hander Jake Peavy put forth six strong innings of two-run ball to claim his 11th victory of the year.
After a solo home run in the first inning from the bat of Joe Mauer, the Twins could only muster five additional hits for the remainder of the day against Chicago pitching. Mauer's 2-for-3 performance on the afternoon pushed his season average up to .321, and now gives the talented slugger nine RBI during 10 appearances in the month of August.
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