Buxton wins Play of the Week for third time

August 15th, 2022

Twins outfielder earned his third career Electric Play of the Week Award on Monday. It's the third time he's won it this season, previously doing so in May and July.

The dynamic outfielder has joined Lorenzo Cain and Jonathan Davis as the lone Major Leaguers to receive three Play of the Week honors since the award was introduced in 2019. In the bottom of the 10th inning of a tied game with one out and runners on first and third, Buxton charged a shallow line drive to make a diving catch, and then threw to first base for a double play to end the inning.

Additional Play of the Week candidates included Tyrone Taylor’s home run-robbing catch in Milwaukee; Albert Almora Jr.’s leaping catch at the wall to prevent a home run from Francisco Lindor; rookie Alek Thomas’ game-ending catch against the wall at Coors Field; and Matt Vierling’s catch and throw home to complete an inning-ending double play to force extra innings.