The 28-year-old catcher bookended the team's 10-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers with a solo home run to lead off the game and another solo shot in the top of the ninth. His second one set the MLB all-time record for most homers by a team in a single season at 268:
Kepler (36), Nelson Cruz (34), C.J. Cron (24) and Jorge Polanco (20) also went yard in the game. Overall, the Twins have 11 players with double-digit home runs in 2019.
Minnesota is hanging on to a 4.5-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central. The 83-52 Twins last won the division in 2010 and last appeared in the postseason in 2017, when they lost the AL Wild Card to the New York Yankees.