For the second year in a row, Kyle Gibson took to the mound on July 4th against the Yankees at Target Field, and for the second year in a row, he was pounded by a team that has tormented the Twins throughout manager Ron Gardenhire’s tenure.

July 4, 2014: Yankees 6, Twins 5 Gibson: 2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO

July 4, 2013: Yankees 8, Twins 5

Gibson: 5 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

In both starts, Gibson ...

• gave up an extra-base hit to start the game.

• gave up three first-inning runs.

• gave up a first-inning sacrifice fly.

• gave up no home runs but four doubles.