Byron Buxton 2-Homers Give Minnesota Twins Win
MINNEAPOLIS -- — Byron Buxton hit his second homer of the game, a 469-foot, three-run drive that overcame a 10th-inning deficit and lifted the Minnesota Twins over Chicago 6-4 on Sunday and sent the White Sox to their seventh straight loss.
Buxton hit a two-run, opposite-field homer to right in the seventh against Aaron Bummer that tied the score 3-3.
After Yasmani Grandal’s RBI single in the 10th off Joe Smith (1-0), Liam Hendriks (0-2) walked José Godoy with one out in the bottom half after automatic runner Nick Gordon began the inning on second.
Hendriks fell behind 3-1 in the count, and Buxton drove a fastball into the leftfield second deck for the longest game-ending home run since MLB Statcast started tracking in 2015. It was Buxton’s third walk-off hit, his first since Sept. 5, 2020.
Buxton is batting .351 with six homers and 11 RBI.
OF Alex Kirilloff (wrist) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with St. Paul, serving as the designated hitter Tuesday, and play nine innings in the field Wednesday.
The Twins are off on Monday then start a three-game home series with Detroit Tuesday. RHP Chris Paddack (0-2, 5.00) is scheduled to face Tigers’ LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1, 5.27).
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