Found May 09, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
Kyle Gibson picked a good time for a complete game shutout. The Minnesota Twins' pitching prospect went the distance Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester in a 3-0 win over Toledo. Just one day earlier, the Red Wings used nine pitchers in a marathon 16-inning 3-2 win, so Gibson helped preserve Rochester's bullpen. Gibson's best game of the year also followed up his worst outing of the young season. Last time out, Gibson gave up five runs on 11 hits (10 singles) in just 4 23 innings as he was hit with his fourth loss of the season. After Wednesday's complete game shutout, the question will no doubt be asked: will we be seeing Gibson in a Twins uniform soon? It's a question you would guess the 25-year-old Gibson gets asked often, but he insists that's not the case. "I don't think I hear it a lot," Gibson told FOXSportsNorth.com in a phone interview Tuesday, one day before his complete game shutout. "I think any time any team in the big leagues...
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