In a game that mattered to almost no one, Kyle Gibson pitched his first quality start in over a month and led the hometown boys to a 6-3 victory. Gibson matched his career-high with eight strikeouts, and got some good support from his team.
The Twins got the scoring started with an RBI single by Eduardo Escobar in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Chris Parmelee followed that up with a 2 RBI single a couple of at-bats later. Parmelee wasn't originally in the lineup, but had to replace Joe Mauer after he was hit by a pitch in the first inning by some asshole on the Arizona team. Good think Parmelee had a good game.
Gibson gave up a double to Jake Lamb to lead off the 4th inning, and Lamb later scored on a single from Chris Owings, and that sucked.
The Twins kept of cruising along, however. Aaron Hicks had an RBI single in the bottom half of the 4th. Josmil Pinto had an RBI ground-out into a double play in the bottom of the 5th and and sac-fly in the 7th (what a stud). Mark Trumbo gad a ground-out RBI in the bottom of the 8th (seriously what the hell is wrong with these two teams?) to bring the score to 6-2.
Jared Burton came in to "close" the game in the 9th, even though it was not a save situation. Burton made it a save situation, however, after he gave up a two-out, RBI single to Ender Inciarte. But then he got the last batter out and realyl did "Save" the game, but not really because saves don't work that way.
- Kyle Gibson: 7 innings pitched, 7 hits, 1 ER, 8 strikeouts (tying Gibson's career high).
- Trevor Plouffe: 4-for-4, 1 run scored.
- Chris Parmelee: 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 run.
- Joe Mauer: 0-for-0, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 RBIs, 0 BBs.