Gibson strong despite Twins' loss in spring training opener

February 24, 2017

At Fort Myers, Florida, Austin Pruitt struck out three in two scoreless innings and Tim Beckham had two extra-base hits for Tampa Bay in a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Beckham, the top pick in the 2008 amateur draft, had a double and a triple and scored the Rays' first run on Daniel Robertson's single off Brandon Kintzler.

Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson, hoping to rebound from an injury-plagued season, threw 22 of 29 pitches for strikes and gave up a pair of hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Benji Gonzalez hit a home run for Minnesota's only run of the game.