Wednesday, February 8

Twins clearly exercising caution with Byron Buxton

It was a beautiful Saturday night at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins were in extra innings with the Cleveland Guardians. In the bottom of the 10th, Gio Urshella cut into the lead with an RBI single to make it a 3-2 game. 

With the tying run on first and Emmanuel Clase on the mound, the Twins had a chance to tie or take the lead. But they were down to their final out.

Rocco Baldelli had a decision to make. He had given Byron Buxton the night off to manage his injuries, but the Twins needed a hero. By handing Buxton a bat, it would be like sending Superman into the phone booth, ready to save the day and send the crowd home happy.

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