Gibson wins in MLB debut 01 Jul 13

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (37-41) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (36-41)

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Kansas City Royals

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10

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9

Minnesota Twins

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6

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5

WINNING PITCHER:  Gibson (1-0, 3.00)

LOSING PITCHER: Davis (4-6, 5.55)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  3:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  75 degrees, wind from N at 18 mph                               TIME OF GAME 2:53                            ATTENDANCE:  36,881

 

HOME RUNS:     Plouffe (6, 1st inning off Davis, one on, one out, 3-2 pitch, 413 feet to left-center field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

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Wade Davis (L)

1.0

5

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69/36

Will Smith

5.0

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6

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58/42

Luke Hochevar

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30/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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Kyle Gibson (W)

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91/64

Brian Duensing

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17/10

Casey Fien

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20/15

Glen Perkins

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17/10

ROYALS NOTES:

·    The Royals lost to the Twins today, just their third loss of the season in nine games against Minnesota…the Royals have alternated wins and losses in each of their last seven games, going 3-4…Kansas City is now 16-14 against AL Central opponents this season.

·    Wade Davis allowed six runs on five hits and five walks while striking out two in 1.0 inning…Davis threw 53 pitches in the first inning today, it was the most first inning pitches by a MLB starting pitcher since Wandy Rodriguez threw 55 pitches in the first inning on August 1, 2007…Rodriguez allowed seven runs in 12-3 loss at Atlanta as a member of the Astros…the 1.0 inning pitched in the start today marked his shortest start of his career, with his previous being a 2.1 inning start on September 22, 2010 at New York-AL…he had not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last four starts coming into today.

·    Will Smith tossed 5.0 innings of shutout relief…it marked just his third career relief outing, all three of which have been scoreless…the 5.0 innings by a Royals reliever are the most since Nate Adcock also tossed 5.0 innings on May 16, 2012 vs. Baltimore…the 5.0 innings are tied for second most in franchise history by a reliever, behind Nate Adcocks’s 5.1 innings on April 29, 2012 at Minnesota.

·    Alcides Escobar (1-for-3) has at least one hit in eight of the nine games against the Twins this season…dating back to 2012, he has at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 against the Twins, hitting .313 (15-for-48) in that span.

·    Billy Butler (1-for-4) has a hit in all nine games against the Twins this year, hitting .484 (15-for-31) with three home runs and eight RBI this season…he has a career average of .314 (128-for-408) against the Twins in 105 games.

·    Mike Moustakas (2-for-4) has a .318 batting average (14-for-35) with four doubles, three RBI and one walk in his last nine games dating back to June 18…coming into today he was hitting .104 (3-for-29) in eight games against the Twins this season.

·    Eric Hosmer (2-for-3) collected his second straight multi-hit game today…he has multi-hit efforts in five of his last nine games, since June 19…three of his last four games against the Twins have been multi-hit games, hitting .500 (7-for-14) with two home runs and four RBI in those four games.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins beat the Royals today to ensure at least a series split against the Royals…the Twins have won three of their last six against the Royals and are now 3-6 vs. KC in their nine matchups this season…the Twins are now 16-20 against AL Central opponents this season…Minnesota is 12-5 in their last 17 at home…Minnesota is 7-5 vs. KC at home since the start of the 2012 season…the Twins pitching staff struckout 11 batters tonight, tied for the second most in a single-game this season, the other being May 5 at Cleveland (most: 13 strikeouts on April 20 at Chicago-AL).

·    Kyle Gibson made his major league debut as the starting pitcher in today’s game…he got leadoff hitter Alex Gordon to fly out to left field for his first recorded out and gave up his first hit to Eric Hosmer, a single to right with two outs in the first…his first strikeout was of Billy Butler in the first inning…Gibson earned his first major league win after allowing two runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five in 6.0 innings…he became the 10th Twin in history to win his major league debut, and the first since Anthony Swarzak on May 23, 2009 vs. Milwaukee (7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 runs)…he is scheduled to make start on Thursday vs. New York-AL.

·    Clete Thomas (1-for-4) has reached base safely in 13 of his last 14 games…he also has at least one hit in each of his last three and in six of his last seven.

·    Trevor Plouffe (1-for-3) extended his current hit-streak to a season-high 11 games with a home run in the first inning, also the second longest hit-streak of his career…over the 11 games he is hitting .310 (13-for-42) with a home run, a double, nine RBI and a walk…the home run was the 40th of his career and the sixth of the season…23 of his 40 home runs have come at home…it was his eighth career homer against the Royals, the most against any team (next: 7 vs. CLE).

·    Justin Morneau (2-for-3) hit his 22nd double of the season, driving in two runs in the first inning…he is now four shy of tying his single-season total of 26 in 2012…he has nine doubles in his last 19 games, five of which have generated at least one run.

·    Jamey Carroll (2-for-4) finished the day with his eighth multi-hit game of the season…it was his first since June 11 vs. Philadelphia and prior to that it had been since May 23 at Detroit…Carroll has three hits in his last seven at-bats in his last three games after having just four hits in his previous 49 at-bats.