Skip to main content

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

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.59.30 AM

Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.