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|Apr. 29 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Byron Buxton went 0 for 3 Friday as the Minnesota Twins topped the Kansas City Royals 6-4. Buxton scored once. He ended the game with a .138 batting average.|
|Apr. 15 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-Buxton went 0 for 3 again in Friday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Buxton has been sensational in the field but has struggled mightily at the plate. He is hitting .081 with a league-leading 20 strikeouts.
|Apr. 12 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET22:24 ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST9:54 PM VEN6:24 UAE (+1)9:24 PM CT-The slumping Buxton wasn't in the starting lineup Wednesday, only getting used as a pinch runner in the ninth.
Analysis: Buxton struggled mightily during the first seven games, going 2 for 29 (.069) with a major league-leading 17 strikeouts. "Given how things have gone, it seems like a good day to back him off," manager Paul Molitor said.
|Apr. 8 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET10:51 ET14:51 GMT22:51 7:51 AM MST9:51 AM EST10:21 AM VEN18:51 UAE9:51 AM CT-Buxton went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts Friday.
Analysis: Buxton is a top-notch defender in the outfield, but he remains a dud at the plate while going 1 for 18 with 11 strikeouts on the young season.
|Apr. 5 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET18:46 ET22:46 GMT6:46 3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST6:16 PM VEN2:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-Buxton struck out three times for the second straight game in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Royals. The young outfielder has one infield single through two games.
Analysis: Buxton also got off to a slow start to the 2016 season, batting .154 with 13 strikeouts in his first 12 games. Buxton is being counted on to have a breakout season after looking overmatched at times at the plate last season. Manager Paul Molitor is hitting Buxton third in the order, a spot generally given to one of the team's top hitters.