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Twin thrilling: Buxton's beautiful diving catch

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Byron Buxton got a jump on a sinking line drive on Monday and may have gotten a jump on a Gold Glove Award, as well.

In the third inning of the Twins' game against the Cardinals, Minnesota's multi-talented center fielder broke in on a ball hit by St. Louis' Chad Huffman. Buxton dove headlong onto the grass toward the infield to get his glove under the ball just before it landed, taking away a hit.

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Byron Buxton got a jump on a sinking line drive on Monday and may have gotten a jump on a Gold Glove Award, as well.

In the third inning of the Twins' game against the Cardinals, Minnesota's multi-talented center fielder broke in on a ball hit by St. Louis' Chad Huffman. Buxton dove headlong onto the grass toward the infield to get his glove under the ball just before it landed, taking away a hit.

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"He's awesome out there," Twins starter Kyle Gibson said. "He tracks everything down. I think in my first outing he apologized for not catch[ing] a double at the wall. He expects to make every play. He knows his skill and how fast he is and he knows how to use it."

Buxton also had a single and a double in the game.

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