Kepler Homers Again in 10-6 Twins Win
CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota rookie Max Kepler homered for the fourth time in two games and the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-6 on Tuesday night after nearly blowing an eight-run lead.
Kepler hit his fourth two-run homer of the series in the third inning, two batters after Brian Dozier's two-run shot. The Twins also scored four times in the fourth against Carlos Carrasco (7-5).
The Indians scored six times in the fifth and chased starter Kyle Gibson, who took an 8-0 lead into the inning. Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli each hit a two-run homer. Francisco Lindor had an RBI single before Lonnie Chisenhall's RBI double finished Gibson.
Ryan Pressly (6-5), who retired Napoli with two on to end the sixth, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and was credited with the win.
Game three of the four game series is tonight with Tyler Duffey scheduled to start for the Twins. 5:30 pre-game, 6:10 first pitch on KROC AM.