It took 129 plate appearances, but Twins outfielder Byron Buxton finally clubbed his first major league home run on Sunday against the Tigers. He bolstered the Twins’ lead to 7-1 when he drilled a solo shot to left-center off of Jose Valdez.
Buxton expected plenty of cheer from the Twins’ dugout, but when he returned, he got nothing. His teammates gave him the silent treatment, so he went down the line slapping their backs and thighs in lieu of high-fives. Finally, he hugged Eduardo Escobar.
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Buxton has struggled at the plate to begin his major league career, batting .207/.244/.306 with the one home run and four RBI.