Kepler’s Twins win 100th win of the season
Published by Giselle
September 29, 2019 3:29 pm
The Minnesota Twins take their 100th win of the season at the Kansas City Royals and are ready for the playoffs. Max Kepler will also be back there.
Max Kepler from Berlin will be available for the Minnesota Twins in time for the playoffs of the Major League Baseball. “I assume he will be there on Friday,” manager Rocco Baldelli told the daily Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Twins will face record champions New York Yankees in the Division Series.
26-year-old Kepler is currently on a break due to a shoulder injury and was also missing out on Friday’s 6-2 win at Kansas City Royals. It was the 100th win of the season for the Twins, a mark the franchise had reached before (1965).
Kepler to play against Yankees
In the best-of-five series against the Yankees, Kepler is to be used at all costs. That’s why he will be spared this weekend. “We watch him in training and make sure that he gets better and better,” said Baldelli. But the club won’t “throw Kepler into the water to see if he swims or sinks”.
Minnesota had won his seventh division title early during the week. If the twins against the 27-time champion New York continue, the American League will be against the Houston Astros or the winner of the wildcard duel.
On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics will compete in this duel. Both profited from the 2:8 defeat of their rival Cleveland Indians against the Washington Nationals and got their playoff ticket.