October 4, 2022
Max Kepler's grand slam helps Twins edge Tigers

Max Kepler hit a grand slam in the first inning and scored the winning run in the ninth as the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to five games by edging the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Monday in Minneapolis.

Elvin Rodriguez, making his first major league start after being recalled from Triple-A Toledo, gave up Kepler’s grand slam and then tossed four scoreless innings.

Kepler then gave his team a comfortable lead in the bottom of the inning. Rodriguez got into trouble by walking Arraez with one out. Carlos Correa singled and Jorge Polanco reached on an infield hit to load the bases. Kepler then crushed a 2-0 changeup over the right field wall for a 4-0 Minnesota lead.

The Tigers got one of those runs back in the second. Willi Castro walked and advanced to third on Spencer Torkelson’s single. One out later, Daz Cameron hit into a fielder’s choice as Castro scored.

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