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Forum staff reports, Published March 08 2014

Buxton hits first homer in Twins uniform, but Jays win

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Byron Buxton homered for the first time in a Minnesota Twins uniform, but the Twins lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in spring training Saturday.

Buxton, rated the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America and MLB.com, hit a two-run homer off Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison in the third inning.

MIN ab r h bi TOR ab r h bi

Buxton cf 5 1 1 2 Reyes ss 3 0 0 0

Dozier 2b 3 0 0 0 Diaz ss 1 0 0 0

Bernier 2b 1 0 0 0 Goins 2b 3 0 1 0

Plouffe 3b 2 0 0 0 Getz 2b 1 0 0 0

Waring 3b 1 0 0 0 Butist rf 3 1 1 1

Parml 1b 3 0 1 0 Sierra rf 0 0 0 0

Rohlfng 1b 1 0 0 0 Encrncn dh 2 1 1 0

Pinto c 3 0 1 0 Johnson pr 1 0 0 0

Fryer c 1 0 0 0 Lind 1b 2 1 2 1

Kubel dh 3 0 0 0 Goedert 1b 1 0 0 0

Colbllo ph 1 1 1 0 Lawrie 3b 3 0 1 0

Mstronn rf 3 0 0 0 Kwski 3b 1 0 1 0

Rahl rf 1 0 1 0 Cabrera lf 3 0 1 1

Kepler lf 2 1 2 0 Tollson pr 1 0 0 0

Mitchll lf 1 0 1 1 Pillar lf 0 0 0 0

Escobar ss 3 0 0 0 Navarro c 3 0 0 0

Brsford ss 1 0 0 0 Kratz c 1 1 1 0

Gose cf 1 0 0 0

Wilson cf 2 0 1 1

Totals 35 3 8 3 Totals 32 4 10 4

Minnesota 002 000 001 — 3

Toronto 000 201 001 — 4

E—Buxton 1, Getz 1. LOB—Toronto 8, Minnesota 7. 2B—Kepler (1), Lind (3), Parmelee (1). 3B—K.Wilson (1). HR—Bautista (3), Buxton (1). SB—Goins (1). CS—Gose (1).

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

P.Hughes 3 1 0 0 1 2

Perkins BS, 1 1 4 2 2 0 1

Burton 1 0 0 0 1 0

L.Darnell 1 2 1 1 1 2

Oliveros 1 0 0 0 0 0

T.May L, 0-1 1 3 1 1 1 1

Toronto

Hutchison 3 2 2 2 1 5

E.Rogers 3 2 0 0 1 4

Drabek H, 2 2 3 1 1 0 1

Stilson W, 1-0 BS, 1 1 1 0 0 0 1

Inherited runners-scored—Stilson 2-1.

Umpires—Home, Toby Basner; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Seth Buckminster.

T—2:43. A—4,850 (6,106)