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Buxton saw 11 pitches in his two at-bats. With the game on the line in the ninth, Sano laid off close pitches to push the count to 3-1 with a runner on first before driving a ball to the warning track in straightaway center. Buxton, of course, ran under it.
They hope it’s the only time they have to face each other. They both are thinking ahead to 2014, when they could be teammates — perhaps in the majors.
“I think so,” Sano said.
“Hopefully,” Buxton said. “It would be good to play with Sano.”
|Boston - WP: K. Couch||11||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: C. Reavis||8|
|NY Yankees - LP: M. Tanaka||1||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: T. Milone||3|
|Chicago Cubs||5||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Cincinnati||3||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Colorado||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Seattle||4||Top 5th Inning|
|Oakland||8||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Texas||6||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Kansas City||9:05 PM|
|San Antonio||7:00 PM|
|Golden State||9:30 PM|
|New Jersey||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay||6:30 PM|
|NY Rangers||7:00 PM|
|UT Martin||6:00 PM|