Chicago White Sox 4
Minnesota Twins 1
The Minnesota Twins dropped their seventh straight game to open the 2016 season, falling to the Chicago White Sox 4-1 at Target Field Monday afternoon. It's the fifth straight home opening loss for the Twins.
1. Gibson off target
Twins starter Kyle Gibson (0-2) didn't have his best stuff, but he battled through 5.2 innings. Gibson allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 3.
2. Cold opener
Cool temperatures at Target Field in April are nothing new for the Twins or their fans. But a hearty sellout crowd of more than 40,000 braved temperatures in the low 40s, with a cold northwest wind gusting between 15 and 30 mph.
3. Bats stay silent
Minnesota's struggles at the plate continued on Monday. Minnesota put together just 6 hits, and the strikeouts continued to pile up – especially for young slugger Miguel Sano.
Making matters worse, the Twins were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 runners on base.
Tweet of day:
How did you stay warm at Target Field?
The Twins are off Tuesday to regroup. Phil Hughes (0-1) will take the mound on Wednesday against Chicago's young lefty Carlos Rodon (0-1).