Byron Buxton Leaves Game After Making Incredible Catch in AL Wild Card Game (VIDEO)

He's been doing this all season. 
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After an electric first inning of the AL Wild Card game in which both the Twins and Yankees scored three runs, Todd Frazier looked set to lead off the second for the Yankees with an extra-base hit. 

Then, Byron Buxton happened. 

As the ESPN announcers said right after the catch, Buxton might be the best fielding outfielder in baseball. He's been making great catches like this all season, but coming up with a grab like that on this stage is big-time stuff. 

Buxton hit the centerfield wall pretty hard, as the audio on the clip picked up, and he was replaced in center by Zack Granite with upper back tightness. It's a big blow for the Twins, as Buxton's defense is unmatched, and he's always a threat to steal whenever he is on base.