Twins Right Fielder Max Kepler Grew Up Idolizing Yankees' Derek JeterTwins right fielder Max Kepler didn’t get to watch a lot of major league baseball growing up in Germany. The games he did did see included many Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees matchups, which caused him to become a big fan of Derek Jeter.
Maxed Out: Kepler Homers Twice More Off Bauer, Twins Win 6-2Kepler hit two more home runs off Bauer, Jake Cave drove in three runs and Minnesota tightened its grip on the division with a 6-2 win Saturday night over the Cleveland Indians, who have slipped two games further back this weekend.
Cruz, Kepler Hit 2 HRs, Twins Beat White Sox 10-3Nelson Cruz got the onslaught started in the first inning and punctuated it with one mammoth home run in the ninth.
Max Kepler's Hit In 17th Gives Twins 4-3 Win Over Red Sox Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits.
Max Kepler Hits 3 Homers, Twins Edge Indians 5-4 To Avoid SweepMax Kepler homered three times and José Berríos locked up Cleveland's lineup into the seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins avoided a sweep — and their first three-game losing streak — by beating the Indians 5-4 on Thursday night.
Buxton, Kepler Power Twins Over Orioles 4-1 For Season SweepThe Twins are 7-4 on their home turf. Minnesota ranks third in the league in hitting with a .269 batting average, Jorge Polanco leads the team with an average of .341.
AP Source: Twins Reach 5-Year Deals With Max Kepler, Jorge PolancoTwo people with direct knowledge of the deals tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have agreed to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco.
Mauer Doubles, Catches In Emotional Likely Finale With TwinsJoe Mauer received one more pitch as catcher for the Twins, and Minnesota likely said goodbye to the longtime face of its franchise during an emotional 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Twins Top A's 5-1, Delay Oakland Wild Card BerthKyle Gibson allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings, Jake Cave hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the Athletics 5-1 Sunday.
Twins Hit 4 Homers In 9-6 Win Over RoyalsTyler Austin, Max Kepler, Johnny Field and Jorge Polanco all went deep for the Twins.
Gonsalves Debut Rough, Twins Fall To White Sox 8-5Stephen Gonsalves (0-1) surrendered four runs in just 1 1/3 innings.