Gibson receives a no-decision in Orioles win over Miami

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Greenfield pitcher Kyle Gibson went 5 1/3 innings in the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 victory, at home, over the Miami Marlins on Saturday, but did not receive the decision.

The 35-year old right-hander is 9-6 on the season, picking up his ninth win in his previous start on July 9 at Minnesota.

Against the Marlins, Gibson gave up nine hits, five runs, five earned runs, two walks and had one strikeout. He threw 84 pitches.

Gibson, a 2006 graduate of Greenfield-Central High School, left the game trailing 5-4. He gave up four runs in the second inning. The Orioles scored two runs in the seventh to take the lead.

Heading into Monday night’s games, Baltimore has won eight straight, the longest current winning streak in the major leagues.

The recent run has the O’s just one game behind Tampa Bay in the American League Eastern Division standings. At 57-35 (.620 winning percentage), Baltimore has the second-best record in the American League and the third best record in the majors. The Orioles currently lead the American League Wild Card standings.

Gibson is in his first season with Baltimore, signed as a free agent in the offseason.

An 11-year big league veteran, Gibson’s nine wins ranks him tied for 11th in the majors and tied for fifth in the American League.

Baltimore’s Opening Day starter, Gibson has made 20 starts this season and has pitched 115 innings with 90 strikeouts and 38 walks. He has a 4.77 ERA.

His next scheduled start is Thursday at Tampa Bay in a key matchup between the top two teams in the American League. He’ll go up against the Rays’ Tyler Glasnow (3-3, 3.78). Game time is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. It’s the first game of a four-game series.