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Twins 8, White Sox 1: Good, Good Gibby

Three key innings and a strong pitching performance lead the way to victory.

Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Good Gibby/Bad Gibby guessing game is well-known to fans in Twins Territory, and while the Dr. Jekyll version of Kyle Gibson has appeared more often than not lately, it’s always exciting to see him turn in a solid start. Today, he did jut that, striking out nine Sox and giving up just one run in seven strong innings of work.

Minnesota got on the board first with a two-run double by the red-hot C.J. Cron in the home first. Jose Abreu cut the lead in half with a fourth-inning homer — perhaps Gibson’s only mistake pitch of the day — but Cron drove home another pair with a single in the home half. Ehire Adrianza, today’s other RBI contributor, singled home Cron later in the inning.

The lead held at 5-1 until Adrianza added a three-run dinger in the eighth inning. It was the team’s only home run of the afternoon, a strange sentence to write about the MLB’s most prolific offense.

Matt Magill and Blake Parker quietly wrapped this one up, securing yet another series victory and putting the Twins on another five-game winning streak. Can they push it to six for the first time this season? Find out tomorrow afternoon!


1B C.J. Cron (2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, 4 RBI)

SS-3B Ehire Adrianza (3-for-4, R, HR, 4 RBI)

The Pitching (9 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 13 K)