Kepler went 1-for-1 with a solo home run, three walks and an additional run Wednesday in the Twins' 7-4 win over the Marlins.

The home run was Kepler's fourth of the past week and his team-leading 29th of the campaign. The Twins' decision to hand Kepler a five-year, $35 million contract extension in February looks like a masterstroke by the front office, as he's blossomed into one of the top hitters on the majors' second-best offense in terms of wRC+. He'll handle his usual leadoff duties and start in right field Thursday in the series finale in Miami.

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