Gibson pitches well in loss to Rays


Staff report

Greenfield’s Kyle Gibson (4-2) pitched well in defeat, allowing two runs in six-plus innings, in the Baltimore Orioles’ 3-0 loss, at home, to the Tampa Bay Rays Monday.

It was a matchup between the top two teams in the American League East Division.

An 11-year major league veteran, Gibson gave up six hits, two earned runs and two walks, while fanning four.

Gibson was going up against Tampa Bay starter Shane McClanahan, who became the major league’s first seven-game winner.

McClanahan struck out seven in six innings and gave up four hits.

Gibson was trailing just 1-0 heading into the seventh inning.

The 35-year old right-hander and 2006 Greenfield-Central grad is 4-2 on the season with a 4.40 ERA.

His next scheduled start is slated for Sunday, May 14, in Baltimore, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.