Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/4/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson's much-anticipated major league debut lived up to the hype as the former first-round pick earned a win against Kansas City. His second start was a different story. On Thursday, Gibson had a rude awakening against the New York Yankees. In just his second career big league start, the rookie right-hander had perhaps the worst outing of his professional career. He allowed eight runs on 11 hits in Thursday's 9-5 loss as the Yankees completed the four-game sweep. "They were hitting some rockets off of him," manager Ron Gardenhire said of Gibson. "He just ran into a little bit of a buzz saw there. We ended up trying to get him out of there and it didn't work out. Gibson lasted just 5 13 innings. The 11 hits he allowed tied the most he's given up this season; he did so once with Triple-A Rochester earlier this year. The eight earned runs, meanwhile, are the most he's allowed in any professional game since he was drafted 22nd overall in 2009. Trouble started ea...
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