Twins win game 1 of double dip behind Gibson's brilliant start


Kyle Gibson threw eight shutout innings to lead the Twins over the Blue Jays, 7-0, in game one of today's doubleheader at Target Field.

They're playing two at the ballpark today because Wednesday's game was snowed out.

The temperature was 31 degrees when Gibson delivered the first pitch of the game, setting a record for the coldest home game in Twins history. The previous record was set on May 2, 1967 when the Twins hosted the Yankees at Met Stadium.

Gibson was dominant from start to finish. He allowed just four hits over eight innings, in the process lowering his ERA to a microscopic 0.93. The right-hander walked one and struck out four.

Minnesota (7-7) roughed up Toronto (8-7) knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Dickey pitched for the Twins in 2009 before winning a Cy Young Award in 2012 with the New York Mets.

The Twins scored five runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by RBI singles from Trevor Plouffe and Jason Kubel, a two-run double off the bat of Josmil Pinto and a sacrifice fly by Kurt Suzuki.

Plouffe added a sac-fly of his own in the sixth and the lead grew to seven runs on an RBI double by Chris Colabello, who increased his American League-leading RBI total to 16.

Anthony Swarzak pitched a clean ninth to end the game.

Game two of the doubleheader begins at 6:10 p.m.

Next Up


Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

Screen Shot 2020-12-03 at 5.01.58 PM

Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

Hennepin County Government Center

Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

northfield community education center

Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

state hockey tournament, mshsl

MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

los ocampos

Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

covid-19, coronavirus

Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

Jenna Fish

Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

radio station, microphone

MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.