Kepler hits game-winning single to give Twins 5-4 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Max Kepler hit the tying home run in the eighth inning and the game-winning single with two outs in the 10th, giving the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

That tightened the AL Central race for the Twins, who are a half-game behind the Chicago White Sox. Byron Buxton and Mitch Garver also homered for the Twins, who have all four of their remaining games at home where their 22-5 record is the best in baseball. Jeimer Candelario’s RBI single in the top of the 10th gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead.

Twins wrap up the series versus Detroit tonight with a 6:40 p.m. first pitch on 950 KWAT.