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Buxton crashes into wall making 4-star catch

Twins star also notches RBI double for first hit since coming off DL
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ANAHEIM -- Twins center fielder Byron Buxton made his first four-star catch of the year on Saturday, robbing Ian Kinsler of extra bases with a running grab in right-center field before running into the wall in the fourth inning of a 5-3 win in extras over the Angels.

Buxton, who returned from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday after missing time with migraines and a hairline fracture in his big left toe, made the most of his first four-star catch opportunity of the year. Buxton needed to cover 77 feet in five seconds, giving it a catch probability of 44 percent.

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ANAHEIM -- Twins center fielder Byron Buxton made his first four-star catch of the year on Saturday, robbing Ian Kinsler of extra bases with a running grab in right-center field before running into the wall in the fourth inning of a 5-3 win in extras over the Angels.

Buxton, who returned from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday after missing time with migraines and a hairline fracture in his big left toe, made the most of his first four-star catch opportunity of the year. Buxton needed to cover 77 feet in five seconds, giving it a catch probability of 44 percent.

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"He made a really nice catch," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "That ball was smoked and he somehow caught it before he hit the wall. We were all happy to see him hit a wall. We were looking forward to that."

Buxton already has one five-star catch this season and led the Majors in four-star catches last season, converting an astounding 26 of 28 opportunities for a 92.9 percent success rate that was 11.4 percent higher than the next best outfielder.

Buxton also recorded his first hit since coming off the DL, roping an RBI double to left field off right-hander Nick Tropeano to help spark a three-run rally in the third.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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