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Buxton’s 12th Inning Hit Leads Red Wings Over RailRaiders 3-2

Twins top prospect working his way back to majors.

Byron Buxton/Twins (Spring)

Photo by: Gabe Rodriguez

Since Byron Buxton‘s return to the diamond following an injury he suffered to his thumb on June 26th with the Twins, he has been on fire with the Twins Triple-A affiliate Rochester Red Wings.

Buxton is currently on an 11-game hitting streak and five multi-hit games in that span. He is batting .404 (19 for 47), with nine runs scored and a home run.

The solo homer came on Sunday against the Scranton Wilkes/Barre RailRaiders which helped tie the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning, before hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th to win the game 3-2. He finished the game 3 for 6, also adding two RBI’s.

Buxton made his major league debut on June 14th against the Texas Rangers and recorded his first MLB hit the following game on an exciting triple. In his short stint in the majors before his injury, he batted .189 (7 for 37).

Buxton is doing his part in earning a trip back to the majors, maybe the second time around will be a bigger success.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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