DETROIT -- Kyle Gibson threw seven innings and Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homer in the third and drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Wholesale Shoes Cheap China . Detroit left seven on base against Gibson. The right-hander escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth inning by getting Miguel Cabrera to ground into a double play. Gibson (6-5) allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three. He threw seven scoreless innings for a second straight start and held an opponent without a run for the third time in four outings. Casey Fien pitched a perfect eighth and Glen Perkins gave up one hit in the ninth, closing the game for his 17th save in 19 chances. Drew Smyly (3-4) gave up one run, four hits and three walks over six innings. Al Alburquerque and Joba Chamberlain each threw a scoreless inning of relief. Against former Twin Joe Nathan Minnesota added to its lead in the ninth. Josh Willingham reached on a throwing error by shortstop Eugenio Suarez to lead off the ninth. Pinch-runner Sam Fuld advanced on a wild pitch and got to third on a groundout. Nathan later gave up a two-out walk to Trevor Plouffe and hit Eduardo Nunez to load the bases. Escobar walked to make it 2-0, chasing Nathan, who was booed as he walked to the dugout. Phil Coke entered and struck out Danny Santana to keep the Tigers within two runs. Minnesota has won three straight for the first time in nearly a month. The Twins, who started the day in last place, have pulled within three games of the AL Central-leading Tigers in the tightly contested division. Since a 27-12 start, Detroit has lost 17 of 24 games and it has struggled even more at home lately, losing 11 of 15 at Comerica Park. NOTES: Tigers RHP Luke Putkonen, who is out indefinitely, had elbow surgery Thursday and will be evaluated again in 6 to 8 weeks. ... Twins 2B Brian Dozier, who has played a team-high 64 games, was not in the lineup because of a back injury and might sit out of Saturdays game. ... Tigers OF Andy Dirks, who had back surgery in March, is expected to begin a rehab assignment in about a week if he does not have any setbacks. ... Minnesota put OF Aaron Hicks on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain, reinstated Fuld from his rehab assignment and recalled C Eric Fryer. Wholesale Mens Shoes . -- Jonathan Vilmas season is over and his future on the football field is in doubt. Wholesale Shoes Cheap . Even if he is shooting 38 per cent from the field overall this season, the Utah Jazz rookie always feels like his final shot is going in. http://www.wholesaleshoescheap.com/ . - Nikita Jevpalovs scored 6:22 into the second overtime as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada edged the visiting Rimouski Oceanic 2-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action.TORONTO - James Reimer appears to be okay after a scary and all too familiar incident one night earlier. The 25-year-old was able to join teammates at practice on Friday and expects to be available for Saturdays game in Chicago against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. "Thats the plan," said Reimer of being available this weekend. "With these things you really never know. You have to judge how Im feeling in the morning again, but the way I feel today I think we should be ready to go for [Saturday]." Reimer was forced to leave his fourth start of the season against Carolina after just 32 seconds on Thursday night, dinged unintentionally in the neck area by teammate Josh Leivo. He was replaced by Jonathan Bernier in what concluded as a 3-2 loss. Considering his history with the injury, Reimer is likely to exercise caution. Back in the fall of 2011, he experienced an eerily similar collision with Montreal captain Brian Gionta. Suffering from what the team described then as "whiplash symptoms" Reimer was kept off the ice for three consecutive days, returning to a single practice before being placed on injured reserve the following day. He would miss the next 18 games and would battle the after-effects of the injury all year long. Though there was initially confusion as to the nature of the injury in that instance, Reimer and the Leafs later leearned it to be neck-related and as a result, feel better prepared to address the current situation in the days ahead. Cheap Shoes Wholesale. Reimer had a headache as a result of the collision on Thursday evening, but returned to the teams practice facility on Friday morning free of any such symptoms. In an effort to elevate his heart rate and determine if any issues arose Reimer rode the bike and worked out, free of any trouble. "If my headache subsided then I wanted to practice," he said, one of three goaltenders at practice, University of Toronto goaltender Michael Nissi also on hand. "Woke up this morning, felt pretty good." According to the netminder, new league protocol dictated that he depart Thursdays game. "The trainer evaluates the situation and if he sees that it was a pretty extensive hit to the head then he says youve got to come out," Reimer explained. "I tried to have a discussion with him and say that I was alright. But obviously that wasnt the case in that moment so he made the call that I come out." "We felt [Thursday] night that it wasnt anything that was going to be prolonged, but you always err on the side of caution in these situations," Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. "You want to make sure that your player tells you hes 100 per cent ready to go." Reimer is 2-0-0 so far this season with a .917 save percentage. ' ' '