Kyle Gibson allowed a lone run over seven innings of work, striking out eight, in the Twins' 6-3 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Gibson scattered seven hits without walking a batter in the victory, his second straight and 13th of the season. The eight strikeouts tied for a season high, and it was the first time he didn't issue a free pass since August 3. Gibson will have a chance to put a bow on a good sophomore campaign when the Twins visit the Tigers on Sunday.
Ender Inciarte went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Inciarte was the only member of his team with more than one hit, recording four of the team's 10 hits on the night. The four-hit game was his second of the season, raising his overall line to .276/.318/.356. With 17 steals and 53 runs scored in 399 at-bats, Inciarte should get a shot at a starting outfield spot with the Diamondbacks in spring.
Aaron Hicks went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Hicks hit the RBI single off Diamondbacks starter Andrew Chafin in the fourth inning, his 18th RBI of the season. The multi-hit game was just his eighth such game this year, as it's been a season to forget for the outfielder. Still just 24, Hicks has time to carve out a role with the Twins next year.
Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Nunez had just two hits in his previous 21 at-bats coming into the game, but he led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a double and came around to score one batter later. The stolen base was his ninth in 12 attempts this season. Nunez will continue to function as a role player heading into the 2015 season.
Andrew Chafin struggled against the Twins Tuesday, allowing seven hits and four runs over three innings in taking his first career loss.
It was a bit of death by papercuts for the left-hander, as the Twins used two walks, six singles and a double to score their four runs. As a silver lining, Chafin did strike out five over his three innings of work. The loss was his first in three major league starts, and Chafin owns a 3.86 ERA after 14 innings with the big club. The team's first-round pick in 2011 should vie for a spot in the starting rotation as early as next spring.