Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson has been on an impressive roll recently, and will carry a 22-inning scoreless streak into Tuesday's series opener against the Angels in Anaheim.
Gibson has turned in three straight outings of seven scoreless innings, including perhaps his best start of his young career on Wednesday, against the Red Sox. He gave up just one hit over seven scoreless innings while establishing a career-high with eight strikeouts, but he was stuck with a no-decision.
His scoreless streak is the longest active streak in the Majors. The Twins' record for a scoreless streak is 36 innings by reliever J.C. Romero in 2004.
"I'm just executing pitches," said Gibson, who is 6-5 with a 3.25 ERA in 14 starts. "I'm not doing anything different. I'm definitely looking at scouting reports and who I'm facing. But it comes down to executing, no matter who is out there."
Left-hander C.J. Wilson starts for the Angels, and he is coming off a strong start against the Indians on Thursday, as he gave up just one run on three hits and four walks over seven innings, but he also was stuck with a no-decision.
Wilson will be facing a Twins team that has struggled to score runs recently but has still been hanging around in the American League Central race because of strong efforts from the rotation over the last two weeks.
The Angels, meanwhile, have won three in a row after sweeping the Rangers at home over the weekend.
"Hopefully we can avoid some bad streaks and hang right in there," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I think we can if the starting pitching holds up. We've seen just about every team so far, and I like our chances to compete with all these guys. We need to be more consistent offensively, but a lot of good things can happen."
Twins: Ryan could go on first road trip
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday that he's hoping to accompany the Twins on their road trip through Anaheim and Texas, which would mark his first trip since being diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in early February.
Ryan, 60, had surgery to remove a cancerous mass from his neck on Feb. 11. He finished radiation treatments in late April, and has been feeling better recently. He's been working from his office and orchestrated the signing of Kendrys Morales.
Angels: Halos making comebacks count
The Angels entered Sunday's game against the Rangers second in both the AL and the Major Leagues in comeback wins, notching 20.
"I don't think that holds a lot of weight, to be honest with you," manager Mike Scioscia said.
Almost half of the Angels' victories have been of the comeback variety, but Scioscia dismissed the idea of a comeback win, because overcoming any deficit during any point in the game registers a comeback win.
The Angels have four victories when trailing after seven innings, and two when trailing after eight. They are 5-4 in extra innings.
• Tuesday marks the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. The Twins took the season series in 2013, winning five of six against the Angels.
• Scioscia and Gardenhire are the two longest-tenured managers in the AL.
• Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had three multi-RBI performances in Minnesota's four-game series against the White Sox. He had just two on the season coming into the series.
• Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is riding a nine-game hitting streak, and has also reached safely in 14 in a row.