Byron Buxton made one inning his own showcase by robbing a homer and hitting one out himself
A split-squad Twins team fell to the Rays on Wednesday, 3-1, but it was through no fault of Byron Buxton. The Rays already led by two in the top of the fifth, when C.J. Cron crushed a long fly ball into deep right-center field.
Buxton raced back to the wall ...
An incredible catch would have made the day for most players, but most players aren't Buxton. In the bottom half of the inning, Buxton threw salt on the Rays' wound by launching a long ball off Matt Andriese.
Unlike Buxton and Rosario, left fielder Daniel Robertson could only stare and watch:
Smart of Buxton to leave nothing to chance by hitting it well over the fence.
Buxton was replaced along with six other regulars in the top of the sixth, so essentially, he crammed a day's work into a single inning. Now that's efficient.