Max Kepler, Twins
His two-run homer in the fourth inning gave the Twins the lead for good, and he also made a diving catch of a sinking J.D. Martinez liner in the eighth.
BY THE NUMBERS
8 Times Lance Lynn pitched his way into three-ball counts.
38 Seconds it took replay officials to overturn the ruling that Kepler did not catch Martinez’s eighth-inning liner.
89 Plate appearances between home runs by Kepler.
Kyle Gibson is 1-2 with a 3.08 ERA in four career starts vs. the Red Sox. He will try to beat a Cy Young Award winner for the second start in a row, this time Rick Porcello.
La VELLE E. NEAL III