Gibson, Twins Hand Royals Their First Loss
By Brennen Rupp
The Minnesota Twins snapped a three game losing streak and handed the Kansas City Royals their first loss of the season Wednesday evening, by dropping the Royals, 3-1. Twins starting pitcher, Kyle Gibson was like Mr. Freeze tonight, as he chilled the red hot Royals.
Gibson picked up his first win of the 2015 season and improved to 4-0 all-time against the Royals. After a rough outing against the Tigers, Gibson bounced back in a big way. Gibson worked 6.2 innings and gave up one run on nine hits. All nine hits were singles and Gibson manufactured a number of ground ball outs.
Gibson was backed by a Twins offense that did just enough. The Twins loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs. But, were able to only get one run on the board off a Brian Dozier sacrifice fly. In the fourth inning, Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run home run to put the Twins up 3-1. That’s all the Twins needed behind Gibson’s strong outing.
Apr 13, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcherGlen Perkins
(15) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Royals won 12-3. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Twins closer, Glen Perkins picked up his first save of the season. Perkins worked a quick 1-2-3 ninth inning. The questionable Twins bullpen worked 2.1 innings and gave up zero hits.
After playing poorly on Monday, this is just what the doctor ordered. Strong pitching and timely hitting. The Twins will look to pick up their first series win tomorrow behind starting pitcher, Tommy Milone.