Through Kyle Gibson's first four major league starts, the Twins pitching prospect had a few good ones and a few bad ones.
Add another good one to the list. Gibson went six innings and allowed just two runs Tuesday against the Angels as Minnesota won 10-3 in 10 innings. While Gibson didn't factor into the decision and remains 2-2 in his young career, he helped keep the Twins in the game through six strong innings.
"Our kid threw the ball really well," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Gibson. "We were happy with that. We were happy with the way he went at them."
Gibson was spotted a run in the third inning when the Twins took a 1-0 lead. But that lead didn't last long, as Gibson served up a solo homer to Angels slugger Albert Pujols to open the bottom of the fourth inning. Pujols hit a 2-1 slider to his 17th homer of the year to tie the game at 1-1.
Following the Pujols at-bat, Gibson retired the next two batters when Howie Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo both grounded out. But ...