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Bryan Shaw

Night goes south in hurry for Gibson, Twins in loss to Indians

MINNEAPOLIS Three pitches.

That's all it took from Kyle Gibson on Thursday night to halt whatever momentum the Twins had built up, whatever pennant fever had infected Target Field, whatever pressure the Twins were putting on their fellow playoff pursuers.

A ball low. A strike on the corner. And a fastball clocked at 89 miles per hour that landed in the shrubbery blooming near the left-field foul pole. Jason Kipnis' home run deflated the Twins' send-off party before it even started, and the home team never recovered its lost vigor. The Indians' one-run lead became three, then six, and Cleveland eventually left town with a party-pooping 6-3 victory at Target...