Justin Morneau drove in a pair of runs as did Chris Parmelee, who belted his second home run of the season, as Minnesota awoke from its offensive slumber to avoid a three-game sweep by the Tigers.

Twins starter Scott Diamond allowed two runs in six innings to earn his second victory and halt Detroit's five-game winning streak. The Twins never trailed in besting Anibal Sanchez, the hard-throwing right-hander who set a Tigers record with 17 strikeouts in his previous start against Atlanta.

Minnesota scored two runs in the first inning, another in the second and three more off Detroit's wobbly bullpen. Pedro Florimon also had two hits for the Twins, who pounded out 10 during the afternoon.

MEANING: The Twins crawled back to .500 (12-12), losing the first two of a season-long, 10-game, 11-day trip that also will take them to Cleveland and Boston.

ETC.: Right-handed reliever Jared Burton and lefty closer Glen Perkins saw their first action since Saturday, working scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively. ... Tigers pitchers set an American League record by striking out 10 or more for the sixth straight game.