Buxton’s RBI triple sparks Twins in 6-3 win vs. Rockies

by | Jun 26, 2022 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — Byron Buxton raced around the bases all afternoon Sunday, his worth-the-price-of-admission speed on full display for the Minnesota Twins.The right knee trouble he’s been fighting all season sure looked like an afterthought. “It’s a very fun part of my game,” Buxton said, “to be able to hit the ball in the gap and run and get that electricity going throughout the dugout.”Buxton had three hits, including an RBI triple for the second straight game, in the Twins’ 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies that stretched their division lead ahead of a pivotal series against Cleveland. “His stride is really something,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “Everything he’s dealt with, you probably haven’t seen it as much as you normally would, but when you see it, it’s fun and special. His legs have been a difference maker. Those bases matter.”Max Kepler added two hits and two RBIs for the Twins, who have a two-game lead in the AL Central. They hit the road for five games in four days against the Guardians, who overtook the Twins for one day this week only to lose four straight — including a sweep at home by Boston. The Twins have led the division for 65 of 82 days this season.The Rockies, on th …

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