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Max Kepler with the key hit in Detroit
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September 03, 2019 - 5:10 am
DETROIT (AP) - The Twins' path to the playoffs is getting a boost on the road. Max Kepler hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL Central-leading Twins topped the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday. The Twins have gone 6-1 in the first seven games of a 10-game road trip, and are a...
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Nelson Cruz homers again
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August 03, 2019 - 6:27 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A little time off didn't slow Nelson Cruz. Cruz homered and drove in five runs to help the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Friday night. The win keeps the AL Central-leading Twins three games ahead of Cleveland, which beat the LA Angels 7-3. With the team's prior three...
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Max Kepler in the dugout after 200th homer of 2019
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July 27, 2019 - 7:48 am
CHICAGO (AP) - Nelson Cruz homered for the seventh time in his last five games, and the slugging Minnesota Twins became the fastest team to reach 200 homers in major league history during a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Max Kepler hit a three-run drive in the second inning...
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Max Kepler with a walk-off hit
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July 22, 2019 - 6:49 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another huge hit. Kepler drove in four runs, including the...
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Max Kepler does it again
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July 14, 2019 - 6:19 am
CLEVELAND (AP) - Max Kepler owns Trevor Bauer at the moment. And unless something changes, the AL Central will soon belong to the Twins. Kepler 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...
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Max Kepler dives for the go-ahead run
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July 13, 2019 - 6:48 am
CLEVELAND (AP) - A replay challenge set in motion a late rally that helped the Twins add to their lead in the AL Central. After Max Kepler was ruled safe on a close play at first in the top of the seventh inning, Jorge Polanco smashed a two-run double for the go-ahead score, and the Twins went on...
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Jake Odorizzi wins again
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May 11, 2019 - 7:21 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The starting pitching for the Twins has been stellar, thanks to some strategic adjustments and natural improvement by several members of the rotation. All those home runs by the Twins have sure helped, too. Jake Odorizzi stretched his scoreless streak to 20 innings with seven...
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Marwin Gonzalez comes up empty in the rain
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May 06, 2019 - 4:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) - The Twins' frustrations at Yankee Stadium continue, and this time, the weather got in their way to make a late surge. Steady rain that increased throughout in Sunday's game, a game that had a delayed start because of nasty weather, forcing umpires to stop play in the bottom of the...
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Home run hitter Max Kepler
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April 29, 2019 - 4:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Max Kepler thought the Twins' lineup might be more dangerous at the plate this year, just not this dangerous. Kepler led off with a home run on Dylan Bundy's first pitch, Byron Buxton also homered and Minnesota beat Baltimore 4-1 Sunday to sweep their six-game season series...
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Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler
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February 15, 2019 - 5:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have locked up a pair of young position players for the long term by agreeing to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco. The contracts were announced Friday, a day after they were reached as pitchers and catchers went...
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