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.
Gibson has won all four of his career starts against Kansas City, including last Wednesday. He has a 1.38 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in those outings. Gibson can't pinpoint why he has had so much success against the AL Central foe, but added the key is pitching inside and using their aggressiveness against them, per MLB.com.
The Royals have scored less than four runs just twice in 12 games, including Gibson's outing Wednesday. They are tied for the second-most runs (68) in the majors.
Despite surrendering nine hits, Gibson (1-1) didn't allow an extra-base hit in the game, and the Royals were only able to eek out a run in the fourth inning before the starter departed.
"If I can limit `em to singles and allow the defense to do some work behind me, that's going to be big for me," Gibson said after the game, per the Associated Press.
He takes a 6.10 ERA and 3:5 K:BB ratio into Monday's rematch with the Royals.
Gibson gave up six runs on eights hits with five walks in 3 2/3 innings pitched. He also surrendered a three-run homer to J.D. Martinez, finishing the game with an ERA of 14.73.
"With the walks, I didn't give myself a chance," Gibson said. "They started hitting bloops and it just compounded the problem. They'd find a hole and it would lead to a few runs, per the Star Tribune."
Gibson hopes for a better performance in his next outing against the Royals on Wednesday.
"I think everybody wants to give up less runs and hits, but when you look outside the numbers, I think I'm pretty close," said Gibson. "My curveball today was a lot better. Pitch-wise, what I came in here to try to do, I think I was pretty successful."
In 19 innings pitched this spring, Gibson has posted an ERA of 2.75 with 17 strikeouts
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