Video: Byron Buxton’s first career hit was a stand-up triple

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Twins stud prospect Byron Buxton notched the first hit of his career Monday night and fittingly for one of the fastest players in baseball it was a stand-up triple.

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He made it to third base in 10 seconds and he stumbled a couple times.

Buxton had 12 triples in 59 games at Double-A before being called up at age 21, three years and 10 days after the Twins made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Worth noting: Hall of Famer Rod Carew holds the Twins’ all-time record for triples with 90.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.