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After wintry weather forced postponement of Wednesday’s game, workers scrambled all morning to melt snow and ice from the seating areas, and the grounds crew dried the warning track. The Twins even sent out a company-wide memo asking for help. Slush still sat along the edges of the plaza behind right field, and the highest seating level was closed off because it wasn’t cleared in time, giving those customers an unexpected upgrade.

The announced paid attendance was 20,507, but the actual number of people present was probably half of that at most. The previous lowest first-pitch temperature the Twins played in was 32 degrees on May 2, 1967, at Metropolitan Stadium. Their home was the covered, climate-controlled Metrodome from 1982-09.

Gibson had a rough rookie year, but the former first-round amateur draft pick has been the early stalwart of a rotation that has otherwise struggled. He lowered his ERA to 0.93 in helping the Twins beat the Blue Jays for just the fifth time in their last 22 meetings.

Jason Kubel, Kurt Suzuki and Chris Colabello also drove in runs for the Twins, who were able to cruise through the afternoon and get warmed up for the nightcap after the gem by their 25-year-old right-hander lasted only 2 hours, 38 minutes.

“His fastball was sneaky and jumping on you pretty good. He did a heck of a job,” Gibbons said.

NOTES: Dickey is 1-3 with a 6.58 ERA in six career starts against the Twins. … For the first time in 15 games this season, Blue Jays LF Melky Cabrera failed to get a hit.