Nelson Cruz along with Mitch Garver crush solo home runs as the Twins beat the Indians 5 3. (0:41)

Nelson Cruz along with Mitch Garver crush solo home runs as the Twins beat the Indians 5 3. (0:41)

His first twice Saturday run against the hard-throwing newcomer of Cleveland, giving five homers in his last five atbats against the right hander to the Minnesota outfielder.

He left it four homers in four atbats that were consecutive with a leadoff shot then attached after rookie Jake Cave from the 2nd inning, 1 batter.

According to Elias Sports Bureau research, Kepler matched the longest run against a pitcher at the expansion era for homers in. Carlos Delgado failed it against Jorge Sosa (2003-04), also Frank Howard attached against Bob Hendley (1963-64).

Kepler’s five home runs Bauer will be his most against any pitcher in his own career, and probably the most from a batter against Bauer from the pitcher’s career.