Max Kepler #26
Minnesota Twins rookie right fielder Max Kepler put on a historic performance in a 12-5 win against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, by slugging three two-run homers over his first four at bats on his way to a 4-for-6 day with six RBI. Kepler leads the Majors with 11 home runs since July 1, and his total of 14 home runs leads all American League rookies.
QUOTE: "It's historic in the sense that you don't see three home runs all the time, and he's just one of a handful of Twins to do it," Twins manager Paul Molitor said about Kepler's huge day at the plate.
FACT: Kepler is the fifth player in Twins history to hit three home runs in a single game. He joins Bob Allison (1963), Harmon Killebrew (1963), Tony Oliva (1973), and Justin Morneau (2007).