Kepler Homers to Lead Twins in 6-2 Win Over Orioles
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Max Kepler continued his midseason surge with a game-tying home run among two hits and two RBIs as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night.
The teams were squeezing in a make-up game from a May 9th postponement with Minnesota in the middle of a homestand and Baltimore heading for a weekend series at Toronto.
Kepler hit his 11th home run off reliever Odrisamer Despaigne (0-2) leading off the sixth inning to tie the game 2-all after Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez lasted five innings in his first start since July 8. Kepler had an RBI double as part of a four-run seventh.
Minnesota's Ryan Pressly (5-5) combined with two other relievers to allow just two hits the final three innings.
Giants acquire All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from Twins
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.
Nunez was batting .300 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs this season for the Twins and was leading the American League with 26 steals at the time of the trade.
San Francisco sent minor league pitcher Adalberto Mejia to the Twins in exchange for Nunez.