Watch: Top prospect Byron Buxton scores winning run in MLB debut
Buxton reached base on a fielder's choice when attempting a sacrifice bunt and was on first base when Eddie Rosario came up to bat with two outs.
Rosario hit a high fly ball to deep right centerfield that bounced at the base of the wall. Buxton, who stole 20 bases in 59 Double A games this season, showed off his speed and scored from first to put the Twins up 4–3. It was his first career run.
Twins closer Glen Perkins came in for the bottom of the ninth and retired the Rangers in order.
Buxton was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his debut.
- Dan Gartland