Gibson's 22-inning scoreless streak was the third-longest active streak in the American League and the fourth-longest in the Majors coming into the game. The streak officially ended on a two-run single from Josh Hamilton with the bases loaded and nobody out. Howie Kendrick also added a two-run single with the bases loaded before another run scored on a double-play grounder from C.J. Cron.
"I'm just out there trying to put up zeros every time but I guess you're just going to have outings like this one," Gibson said after the Twins' 8-6 loss to the Angels. "This one was frustrating because we had a streak going and we were playing really well. And then in the first inning, I didn't give us a chance. Obviously, the offense battled back into it but it's just frustrating really."
The club record for a scoreless streak by a starting pitcher is 33 innings by left-hander Johan Santana set in 2004. Other notable scoreless streaks by Twins starters include Scott Erickson's 29-inning streak in 1991, Frank Viola's 29-inning streak in '88 and Jim Kaat's 27-inning streak in '66.
The Twins record for a scoreless streak by any pitcher is 36 innings by reliever J.C. Romero in '04.
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