Kepler Homers to Lead Minnesota Twins in 6-2 Win over Baltimore 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.
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