Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton Gets Two Hits in Win Over Rangers
Some may call it a miracle or just dumb luck, but Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins had a multi-hit game on Tuesday night against the Rangers.
For the first time this season, Byron Buxton had a multi-hit game. After struggling all season long at the plate, Buxton finally showed a glimmer of hope for the Minnesota Twins.
In the second inning, Buxton earned a walk from Andrew Cashner. His first base hit came in the 4th inning, as he singled to left. He followed that up by showing his great speed as he stole 2nd base. In the 6-run 5th inning that the Minnesota Twins had, Buxton got his second hit: an RBI single to center field. In his last at-bat, he made great contact, lining out to right field.
The Minnesota Twins’ rout of the Texas Rangers has to be encouraging for Twins’ fans everywhere. Though, maybe not as encouraging as the solid game by Byron Buxton. The Twins have been waiting for this kid to hit his stride for a long time, and hopefully, it’s starting to happen.
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Buxton aside, the Twins played an all-around great game, finally, one of the best in this young season. Once again, Ervin Santana played fantastic. He went 7.0 innings, giving up 4 hits and only one earned run. Furthermore, the run came off a solo home-run in the bottom of the 5th inning by Joey Gallo.
Santana improved to 4-0 while he continues his extremely strong start to 2017. He still holds the lowest ERA in the MLB at 0.77.
Another bright spot in Tuesday night’s game was Kennys Vargas. Vargas was called up to the majors to give the Minnesota Twins an offensive spark and he did just that. In his second at-bat, Vargas homered to right field.
Vargas now has 3 hits in 9 at-bats, including one home-run, one RBI and two walks. It seems like calling up Kennys Vargas could give the Twins the offensive boost power they’ve been desperately looking for.
Miguel Sano had another big game with three hits, one home-run and 2 RBI’s. Joe Mauer and Eddie Rosario also had two-hit games to wrap up the great performance by the Twins.
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Despite a tough couple of series, the Twins have gotten off on the right foot against the Texas Rangers. The bats look great, the pitching looks strong and the team looks confident in general. The Minnesota Twins will look to keep it up Wednesday night in game 3 against the Rangers.