Byron Buxton stole an extra-base hit from Oakland's Rajai Davis in the fourth inning Wednesday night with yet another spectacular diving catch.
The Twins center fielder reached a sprint speed of 29.8 feet per second and covered 67 feet in 4.2 seconds, according to MLB’s Statcast. The catch probability was 49 percent, rating Buxton's catch four stars.
The Twins won the game 7-4 for their fourth consecutive victory.
Buxton kicked off the season with a five-star catch on Opening Day and since then has built a compilation of standout catches in the first month of the season.
Take a look:
Twins pitcher Hector Santiago told media, “If [Buxton] can go out there and play that kind of center field every day, man, you can hit .160.”
Buxton is hitting .158, but showing signs of improvement with hits in seven of the last nine games. His average has climbed .76 points during this stretch and he tripled and scored a run in Wednesday night’s game.
Buxton's elite speed was also on display as he ran the bases, recording the fastest home-to-third time this season.
"It’s more instincts. I knew I had a good shot at catching it,” Buxton said on the field after the game. “It was kind of coming back my way and you want to make those plays for your pitchers to get us back in here swinging the bats and I just happened to make a good play.
“A lot of fun, just to be able to contribute to a team win is big. I Just want to keep it going and keep coming out here and playing the game the right way.”