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44 Kyle Gibson SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/216 | Birthdate: 10/23/1987 | Birthplace: Greenfield, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: Missouri | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 50/27 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets no-decision despite quality start


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/3/2015) Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start on Thursday against the White Sox, but was left with a no-decision. Gibson allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter, as the Twins dropped the series-finale 6-4.

Gibson allowed an early run in the top of the first inning, but the Twins rallied to take the lead on the heels of an Eddie Rosario grand slam in the third. But the White Sox chipped away, adding runs in the fourth and sixth innings. He left the game with the score tied 3-3, but the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh.

Gibson has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts, as his ERA is down to 3.84 on the year.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson picks up ninth win of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson earned his ninth win of the season on Friday against the Astros.

Gibson didn't allow a run in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four batters but did allow three walks.

With the win, Gibson improved to 9-9 on the year with a 3.87 ERA.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson takes no-decision in victory over Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Twins starter Kyle Gibson had a decent outing against the Orioles on Saturday. The young right-hander allowed two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out four, taking a no-decision in the 3-2 victory.

Gibson allowed an early run to score in the second inning, putting the Twins in a 1-0 hole. The Twins came back to tie it in the fifth, but Gibson gave the lead right back in the bottom half. He left the game trailing 2-1, but the Twins had one more rally in them and were able to get Gibson off the hook.

Gibson has struggled lately, going 0-1 with a 6.36 ERA over his past five starts following Saturday's effort.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson allows six runs in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson struggled during the first inning of Monday's 8-7 loss to the Yankees and he never recovered.

Gibson was lucky to receive a no-decision after allowing six runs on four hits over five innings of work. He also struck out two and walked three. His first and biggest mistake was giving up a three-run home run to Brian McCann in the first inning.

Gibson is winless in his last six starts with two quality outings.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson takes no-decision in quality start Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/11/2015) Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson rebounded from a horrendous outing his last time out, by posting a quality start on Tuesday against the Rangers. On Tuesday, Gibson went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out seven, but came away with a no-decision in the 3-2 walk-off victory.

Both of the runs to score on Gibson came on Elvis Andrus' two-run home run in the second inning. After that, Gibson settled in nicely, keeping his team in the game and giving them a chance to rally for the come-from-behind win.

Gibson was coming off of an eight-run meltdown in his previous start, and had allowed a combined 21 earned runs over his past four outings prior to Tuesday's strong performance.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets rocked by Blue Jays on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/6/2015) For the second straight game, a Twins starter was blasted by the Blue Jays' offense. This time, it was right-hander Kyle Gibson, as he allowed eight runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in Thursday's 9-3 loss. Gibson walked three and struck out four, needing 97 pitches to record 14 outs.

This was Gibson's shortest start since going 3 2/3 innings in his first start of the season back in early April. The eight earned runs match a career-high, which was set back in 2013.

Gibson (8-9, 3.78 ERA) gave up a single run in the first inning and then the wheels started to come off. He allowed three runs in the third, including a two-run home run by Edwin Encarnacion. The Blue Jays tacked on four more in the fifth, as they had Gibson against the ropes all night. 

Gibson has now allowed five earned runs or more in three of his past four starts. He is 0-3 with a whopping 8.51 ERA over that stretch.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson posts fine outing in no-decision on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Twins young right-hander Kyle Gibson was solid in his start against the Mariners on Saturday. Gibson allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out four, but was left with a no-decision in the 3-2 walk-off win.

Gibson gave up an early run in the first, and then surrendered a solo home run to Nelson Cruz in the sixth, accounting for all the damage against him on Saturday.

Gibson left the game trailing by a run, but the Twins were able to rally for a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth to get him off the hook.

It was a strong bounceback effort from Gibson, who had allowed 11 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings over his previous two starts.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson clobbered again in loss to Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Perhaps the All-Star break layoff did not have a negative effect on Twins starter Kyle Gibson. But he certainly hasn't pitched well since his return.

Gibson experienced his second straight poor performance Sunday against the visiting Yankees. He yielded six runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings in lowering his record to 8-8 and raising his ERA to 3.48, its highest point since May 1. He walked two and fanned four.

The right-hander blanked New York through four before surrendering a solo home run to Chase Headley in the fifth. That signaled disaster as he was greeted by two walks, three singles and three runs to begin the sixth. Two more runs scored after he was removed.

Gibson has given up 12 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings covering his last two starts.


Twins' Kyle Gibson has four-game win streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson dropped to 8-7 with a loss to the Angels on Tuesday. 

Gibson saw his four-start winning streak snapped. He gave up six runs on 10 hits, both season highs, over six innings. 

"I didn't have my best stuff," Gibson said, per MLB.com. "The pitch I needed the most was my glove-side fastball, and it had been the pitch the last couple weeks that had been pretty consistent for me and allowed me to work off that. So not having that was tough."


Twins SP Kyle Gibson picks up seventh win on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson was excellent once again on Tuesday. Gibson allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out seven, as the Twins beat the Orioles 8-3.

Gibson (7-6) allowed a two-run home run to J.J. Hardy in the fifth inning for the only blemish on his evening. Gibson has a 2.56 ERA with 27 punchouts over his last seven starts.


Twins' Kyle Gibson shines in strong start Thursday against Royals


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson had one of the finest outings of his young career on Thursday. Gibson held the Royals scoreless over eight innings in the 2-0 win. He struck out seven and walked four, as he evened his record to 6-6. 

Gibson worked around a high amount of baserunners, but he managed to avoid any serious damage. The fine outing lowered his ERA to 3.04. Gibson has allowed three runs or fewer in four consecutive starts.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson snags first win in five weeks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson continued a remarkably consistent, if unspectacular, run Saturday in Milwaukee. His last four starts have proven nearly identical.

There was one difference against the Brewers. This time he won.

Gibson allowed two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings with one walk and three strikeouts. He pitched either five or six innings in his previous three outings and surrendered between 2-4 runs.

His latest start was marred only by RBI singles from Adam Lind in the fourth inning and Ryan Braun in the seventh that knocked him out of the game. His first win since May 24 raised his record to 5-6.

Gibson induced 12 ground balls that produced 13 outs. That proved encouraging.

"That's his game," Paul Molitor told MLB.com. "We talked before the game about being more aggressive. He gets a lot of ground balls with his downward movement, especially with his sinker."


Kyle Gibson loses third straight for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson lost his third straight game, dropping to 4-6 with a loss to the Cubs on Sunday. 

Gibson, who hasn't won since May 24, allowed two runs on six hits over five innings. He walked three, struck out six and gave up a home run. 

"They just did a good job battling and took a lot of close pitches," Gibson said, per MLB.com. "They were patient and made me work hard. I don't know how many games in my career where I had to throw 20 pitches in an inning. So they just did a good job battling."

Gibson's next start will be Saturday, at Milwaukee. 


Twins SP Kyle Gibson gives up three runs in loss on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Twins starter Kyle Gibson took a tough-luck loss on Tuesday, as he posted his seventh quality start of the season, but the Cardinals took the 3-2 victory. The right-hander pitched six innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out four, as his ERA increased a tick to 3.33.

Despite the ultimate result, this was a nice rebound effort from Gibson, who had given up 10 runs (nine earned) over 13 innings in his previous two starts. His record drops to 4-5 with Tuesday's loss.

He's scheduled to make his next start on Sunday at home against the Cubs.


Twins P Kyle Gibson allows four earned runs in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson gave up five runs — four earned — in Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to the Royals. 

Gibson surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out six batters. Gibson now has a 3.24 ERA for the season. Gibson has now allowed nine earned runs over his past two games after giving up eight over the previous seven. 

Gibson's next start is projected for June 16 against the Cardinals. 


Twins' Kyle Gibson gives up five runs in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Twins starter Kyle Gibson gave up five runs on six hits over seven innings in a no-decision against Milwaukee. 

Gibson didn't walk a batter and struck out nine. He was tagged for three home runs, one in each of the first three innings, before he settled down.

"It's no secret tomorrow is a bullpen day, so if I went four or five innings it was going to hurt the bullpen even more," Gibson said. "I had a job to do and that was to try to get through six or seven innings to give the bullpen a break." 

Gibson's next start is next Friday at Texas. 


Twins SP Kyle Gibson pushed back to Friday vs. Milwaukee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has been pushed back to Friday vs. Milwaukee, as Tommy Milone will be recalled from the minors to start Thursday at Boston, manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday.

Molitor also made it clear that Milone's recall will not be a precursor to the team going to a six-man rotation.

Gibson is 3-1 with a 1.54 ERA in his last seven starts.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets no-decision in victory on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Twins starter Kyle Gibson finished one out shy of posting his second consecutive quality start in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays. Gibson pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits, including a solo home run to Kevin Pillar in the fourth inning. Gibson struggled with his command a bit, as he walked four and struck out three, throwing just 58 of his 103 pitches for strikes.

His defense didn't do him any favors either, as an error in the sixth inning led to an unearned run. Gibson (4-3) took a no-decision on Satuday, as the Twins took the lead in the bottom of the seventh.

"That was a battle out there today," said Gibson, per MLB.com. "They put a lot of good at-bats together and put a lot of pressure on me early."

He'll look to get back in the win column when he makes his next start Thursday in Boston.


Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson strikes out eight in win on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson allowed just one run on four hits in eight innings of work to claim his fourth win of the seasin in Minnesota's 8-1 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Gibson cruised through much of his start, making just one mistake when Jose Abreu curshed a solo home run off of him in the fourth inning. Gibson recored eight strikeouts with no walks, lowering his ERA to 2.72 in 56 1/3 innings of work. 

Gibson, now 4-3, will look to keep things rolling on Saturday against the Blue Jays.


Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson allows eight hits in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings of work in Minnesota's 11-3 loss to the Rays on Sunday.

Gibson's troubles started in the third when he allowed the first four hitters of the inning to reach base safely, leading to a run. Then, James Loney reached on a fielder's choice, plating a second run. He would give up one more run in the fifth. 

"I would've liked to get a few more innings under my belt," Gibson said to MLB.com. "Five innings leaves a lot of pressure on the 'pen with four innings against a pretty tough team."

Gibson, now 3-3, moved his ERA to 2.98 in 48 1/3 innings of work. He will look to bounce back Sunday against the White Sox.


Twins P Kyle Gibson goes seven strong innings in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson pitched seven solid innings but earned a no-decision in Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Tigers in 10 innings. 

Gibson only allowed one earned run and struck out six batters. He gave up five hits and didn't walk any batters. However, he left the game with the Twins trailing 1-0, not allowing his strong effort to warrant a win. 

Gibson has now only allowed one earned run in his past three starts. 

His next start is projected for Sunday against the Rays. 


Twins' Kyle Gibson has another scoreless outing in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson pitched six scoreless innings in Wednesday evening's 13-0 win over the Athletics. 

Gibson only allowed four hits in 104 pitches. He walked two batters and struck out one. Gibson has now gone the past 17 innings without giving up a run. He now holds an ERA of 2.97 for the season. 

Gibson's next start is projected for May 12 against the Tigers. 


Twins starter Kyle Gibson throws eight shutout innings in win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Twins starter Kyle Gibson (2-2) tossed eight shutout innings to defeat the White Sox on Friday.

Gibson gave up four hits and struckout four in the victory.

Gibson returns to the mound Wednesday against the A's.

Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson allows two runs in no decision Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings of work in Minnesota's 4-2 win over the Mariners Sunday. 

Gibson worked efficiently through his start, with only one issue coming in the fourth inning. Gibson allowed a lead off home run to Seth Smith over the right field wall to get things started. Then after two batters reached base, Logan Morrison picked up an RBI on a groundout to third base. He finished off strong, with three strikeouts and three walks, but remains 1-2 on the year.

Gibson now boasts a 4.84 ERA and will look to get his second win Friday against the White Sox.


Twins P Kyle Gibson loses to Royals for first time in career


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson went five innings and gave up four runs — three earned — in Monday's 7-1 loss to the Royals. 

This was the first time in his career that Gibson lost to the Royals. He entered this game having won each of the four games he's played against Kansas City. This time, though, the Royals were able to get the best of him with a three-run sixth inning. 

Yet to record an out, Gibson gave up a two-run double to Kendrys Morales before being pulled. 

Gibson gave up four hits and walked four batters. He did not record a strikeout. 

Gibson's next scheduled start is projected for Sunday against the Mariners.