Watch: Top prospect Byron Buxton scores winning run in MLB debut

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Byron Buxton scores game-winning run in MLB debut
Sunday June 14th, 2015

Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton scored the winning run in his major-league debut on Sunday against the Texas Rangers

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. 

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Buxton was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his debut. 

Buxton, 21, is the No. 1 prospect in baseball, according to He was the second pick of the 2012 MLB draft, right behind Carlos Correa, who made his debut for the Houston Astros on Monday. 

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- Dan Gartland

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