Skip to main content

Gibson shuts down Tigers, Twins win three straight

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Minnesota Twins picked up their third straight victory on Friday as they beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0.

The win moves the Twins within one game of .500 and within three games of the division-leading Tigers.

Kyle Gibson was brilliant for the Twins, he pitched seven shutout innings to extend his scoreless innings streak to 15.

Minnesota took the 1-0 lead on a solo home run from Eduardo Escobar in the third inning. It was his second home run of the season.

Gibson then maintained the lead, as he scattered five hits, struck out three and walked two.

Just as big as the home run in the third inning, Escobar came back to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs against Joe Nathan.

Escobar worked a walk out of the at bat, to force home an insurance run.

Glenn Perkins came on in the ninth and picked up his 17th save. It was his first save in more than a week.

Next Up

FatalEaganCrashSceneAug18

Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal

The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.

Melvin Carter

What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

WCCO building

Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.

unnamed-3

Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16

The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.

USATSI_12923669

Jason and Carly Zucker sell Edina home for $4.18M

The property was bought in 2020, months after Jason Zucker was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Legacy Lot Random (1 of 6)

Gallery: Luxury living is par for the course here

Cragun’s Golf Resort Communities Offer Stunning Views Along with Resort-Style Living

Screen Shot 2022-08-18 at 8.10.56 AM

Restrictions in place as Emerald Ash Borer found in Sherburne County

The county is now the 36th in the state with a confirmed presence of the invasive insect.

Fire, firefighters

Home that was scene of June standoff engulfed in fire

Authorities arrived to find the home fully ablaze.

Rosland park bridge

Crosstown Hwy. 62 reopens as footage emerges of truck hitting bridge

The westbound lanes were closed in Edina from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday night.

Related