TWINS 4, RED SOX 3 (17 INNINGS)
Max Kepler’s single with one out in the 17th inning gave Minnesota a victory over Boston in the longest game by innings in Target Field history.
Kepler hit a tying homer in the 13th before his hit down the first-base line past a five-man Red Sox infield scored Luis Arraez to end a game that took 5 hours, 45 minutes and ended at 12:55 a.m.
The winning hit came off reliever Brian Johnson (1-1), who pitched the 17th inning for the Red Sox, who had their six-game winning streak snapped.
Boston had a runner on third and nobody out in the 17th but couldn’t score against Zack Littell (1-0), who earned his first career win.
The teams traded solo homers in the 13th inning. Mookie Betts put Boston up 3-2 before Kepler launched his 18th homer to keep the game going.
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