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Collmenter pitches 6 strong innings for career-best 11th win as Diamondbacks beat Twins 6-2

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Josh Collmenter throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Josh Collmenter throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Arizona Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock, right, steals second base on Minnesota Twins second baseman Doug Bernier in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock, right, steals second base on Minnesota Twins second baseman Doug Bernier in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

Trumbo's two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco (5-12) — his fourth homer in the last 11 games — capped a five-run fifth for the Diamondbacks, who are 7-11 in interleague play.

Collmenter (11-8) has allowed two runs or fewer in his last six starts, matching the longest streak of his career. He's 3-1 during that span.

Nearly all the hitters in Minnesota's lineup faced Collmenter for the first time in their careers, and it showed. The right-hander gave up five hits, struck out five and breezed through the first two innings before giving up an RBI single to Chris Herrmann in the third. Kurt Suzuki doubled off Collmenter in the seventh and scored on an RBI single by Josmil Pinto off reliever Oliver Perez.

That was all the Twins could manage against Collmenter, and Minnesota reached 90 losses for the fourth straight year since winning the AL Central in 2010.

Arizona batted around in the fifth against Nolasco, who hasn't won since July 1 and is 0-5 in eight starts since coming off the disabled list last month.

Didi Gregorius had an RBI double and scored on a wild pitch to give the Diamondbacks a 3-1 lead. Two batters later, with A.J. Pollock on base, Trumbo sent a slider from Nolasco 407 feet into the right-center seats to make it 5-1.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: DH Aaron Hill dislocated the tip of his right pinky finger and is day-to-day. It wasn't immediately clear when the injury occurred.

GREAT GREGORIUS

Gregorius had three doubles after starting the day with six on the season. He went 3 for 4 with an RBI to raise his batting average to .220. Gregorius has reached base in seven of his last nine games.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks LHP Andrew Chafin (0-0) tries for his first win in his third-career start. Chafin has a 1.64 ERA in two starts. He'll face Twins RHP Kyle Gibson (12-11), who is 0-4 with a 7.59 ERA in four career interleague games.