Twins 2, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Gibson bounced back from a rocky start to shut down the Royals, and the Twins held on through a shaky ninth. Gibson allowed only a single by Alcides Escobar in the third inning and another by Nori Aoki in the sixth over seven dazzling innings. He was at his best toward the end, too, setting down the Royals in order in the seventh on four seemingly effortless pitches.