The Twins got five innings from emergency starter Pedro Hernandez and held on to beat Cleveland on Sunday 5-3 in Ohio. Hernandez drove from Rochester, New York to get to the game in Cleveland. He walked six Indian hitters and allowed three hits, but kept the Twins in the game long enough to earn the win. The Minnesota victory averted a sweep in Ohio. Glen Perkins earned his 19th save of the season. Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia each drove home two runs for the winners. The Twins are off today and begin a two-game series against the Marlins in Miami tomorrow night.
Twins Call Up Young Pitcher
The Twins have called up right-hander pitcher Kyle Gibson. The hard-throwing right-hander has been hyped as a top pitching prospect in the Twins organization. Gibson was the Twins first-round draft choice in 2009 and owns a 7-and-5 record at Class AAA Rochester this season with a 3.01 earned run average. In 92-innings, he has 79 strikeouts and 28 walks for the Red Wings. Gibson is scheduled to start this Saturday’s home game against Kansas City at Target Field. He will wear uniform No. 44. To make room for Gibson on the roster, the Twins sent Pedro Hernandez back to Rochester. Hernandez was the winning pitcher in yesterday’s game in Cleveland.