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Tigers 13, Twins 4: Gibson continues to struggle

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Gibson provided a second straight short start for the Twins, as they drop the series.

Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins
Bad Gibby.
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It was the Twins who got the first run today. Brian Dozier hit a double, and later scored on a Miguel Sano single. They had a chance to add more, but Robbie Grossman and Jason Castro struck out to end the threat. If Gibson could have a good day, we had a decent shot of winning.

Kyle Gibson did not have a good day.

The first inning went OK, as Danny Santana threw out Ian Kinsler at home for the third out. The 2nd inning started with Danny Santana dropping a fly ball hit by Justin Upton, and then Alex Avila drilled a 2 run homer to right-center. The 3rd inning was even worse. Detroit went single, groundout, walk, single, walk, strikeout, double, single to score 5 more runs. Gibson was done after 2.2 innings, with 8 hits, 7 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO. Buddy Boshers finished up the 3rd, and pitched scoreless 4th and 5th innings.

The Twins got a run back in the 5th on Eddie Rosario’s second home run of the year, making the score 7-2.

A 5 run deficit is kinda doable, so maybe some fans thought the Twins had an outside chance of making this interesting.

WRONG.

Michael Tonkin came out for the 6th inning, gave up a single and a walk, but then struck out the next two batters. Then, he struck out Nick Castellanos and the ball got by Castro to the backstop. Two runs scored, as Castro had a tough angle to throw to first. A Victor Martinez double plated a third runner, 10-2, Tigers.

In the 8th inning, Max Kepler hit his second home run on a line to right field, this one of the “2-run” variety, 10-4 Tigers.

In the 9th, the Tigers hit a final nail into the coffin with a 3-run home run by John Hicks off of Ryan Pressly, 13-4.

OH I ALMOST FORGOT:

Chris Gimenez got the final out in the 9th inning for the Twins. He had about an 83 MPH fastball. Super utility player!

Studs:

Kepler, Rosario: They hit dingers.

Duds:

Gibson, Pressly: They gave up dingers.

ROBOT ROLL CALL:

Have a good week, everyone.