Kepler hits two homers, Twins lose 8-5 to Boston
Max Kepler might want to hit leadoff again.
Slotted at the top of the lineup in his spring training debut, Kepler launched a pair of homers in the Minnesota Twins’ 8-5 loss to Boston.
Kepler went yard off Boston’s Ryan Weber in the first inning and again off Dedgar Jimenez in the second. He’s never hit leadoff for the Twins in a regular-season game.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) February 24, 2019
The Twins held a 4-2 lead after two innings and brought a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the eighth. But Michael Chavis, Boston’s first-round pick in 2014, mashed a three-run blast off reliever Pat Dean to take the lead for the Red Sox.
Kepler was the only Twins player to tally multiple hits.
Martin Perez, who signed a one-year deal with the Twins in the offseason and is battling for a spot in the starting rotation, allowed two runs and three hits in two innings of work.
Check out the box score here.
The Twins host Baltimore on Monday afternoon.