MINNEAPOLIS -- After all the hype, Kyle Gibson's big day finally came.
For years, fans have been waiting for Gibson, the Twins' first-round pick in 2009, to make his major league debut. It was perhaps the most anticipated pitching debut in Minnesota since Matt Garza made it to the majors in 2006.
Gibson did not disappoint Saturday, as he earned the victory in Minnesota's 6-2 win over the visiting Kansas City Royals.
"It was an amazing day, really," Gibson said of his debut. "I was pretty nervous the last couple days leading up to it. I was able to calm the nerves somehow. I think seeing a couple familiar faces before I started throwing and a little prayer before the game definitely helped me calm my nerves. It was a great day."
If Gibson had any nerves when he took the mound, they didn't show. He breezed through his first major league inning, much to the delight of the 36,881 fans in attendance at Target Field -- including about 45 friends and family members who made the trip. G...