Buxton gets first RBI to give the Twins a 3-2 win over the Orioles

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Top Twins prospect Byron Buxton had a big night in Baltimore, scoring his first RBI in the majors - which turned out to be the game-winner - as Minnesota beat the Orioles 3-2 for their third straight win.

Buxton got the key hit in the seventh inning. He hit a line drive into left field that scored Torii Hunter to give Minnesota its first lead of the game, according to MLB.com.

That was the second Twins run of the seventh. The first run was set up by a safety squeeze bunt by Kurt Suzuki. Eddie Rosario walked to start the inning and moved to third on a hit and run by Hunter.

Suzuki then bunted down the first-base line to bring in Rosario and tie the game at 2. Buxton came through with the go-ahead run two batters later, MLB.com reports.

Buxton has four hits in the series and has hit in 16 straight games this month, including his rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson struggled again. He didn't make it through the sixth inning - the fifth time since the All-Star break that's happened, according to the Pioneer Press.

The bullpen combo of Casey Fien, Trevor May and Kevin Jepsen kept Baltimore scoreless for the final 3 1/3 innings. Jepsen got the save.

It was Baltimore's sixth straight loss to Minnesota this season.

The win puts the Twins back over .500 with a record of 62-61; it came on manager Paul Molitor's 59th birthday.

The Twins go for a sweep of the four-game series with the Orioles Sunday afternoon. Mike Pelfrey starts for Minnesota, facing Kevin Gausman for the Orioles.

Next Up

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

Lindsay Whalen

Whalen's Gophers start season with only 7 players available

Whalen isn't happy that a transfer wasn't granted immediate eligibility to play.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.21.08 AM

Baby steals the show in Minnesota family's viral TikTok video

Definitely busting out that wobbly baby move at the next party...

George Floyd protest

Activist groups release 'The People's Budget,' call for $53M Minneapolis police cuts

The People's Budget, spearheaded by Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block, would cut more than $53 million from MPD's budget.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Man dies weeks after November mini bike crash in Lakeville

The crash involved in mini bike and a van in Lakeville on Nov. 9.

gov. tim walz

Walz to be joined by first responders at COVID press conference Wednesday

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

Eddie Rosario

Report: Twins place Eddie Rosario on outright waivers

The outfielder's time with the team appears to be coming to an end.

radio station, microphone

Christian music broadcaster revealed as buyers of Go Radio

Educational Media Foundation. operates the K-Love brand, which has a presence already in the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 5.04.39 PM

St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed man

Chief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

Related