Kepler hits slam, Urshela and Twins walk off Tigers


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit an early grand slam, and Gio Urshela’s infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Urshela hit a grounder toward Tigers shortstop Javier Báez, who couldn’t make a play. That allowed Kepler — who launched his slam in the first inning — to score the winning run.

Emilio Pagan pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

Kepler opened the scoring with his third career slam, and the third of the year for the Twins.

Urshela on his thoughts heading to the plate in the ninth inning:

Twins skipper Rocco Balldeli on the game:

Series continues at 6:40 p.m. on 950 KWAT.