Twins’ Byron Buxton nearly collides with bratwurst mascot during game vs Brewers


Minnesota Twins star Byron Buxton was almost run over after he stepped in entrance of a bratwurst mascot in the course of the Milwaukee Brewers race on Tuesday afternoon.

Buxton got here out of the dugout to take the sector earlier than the underside of the sixth inning when the mascots had been operating down the third final analysis. Buxton noticed the mascots coming and shortly scampered again into the dugout.

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Minnesota Twins middle fielder Byron Buxton reacts after hanging out within the sixth inning in opposition to the Brewers at American Household Discipline in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 2, 2024. (Benny Sieu-USA At the moment Sports activities)

“Similar to a standard inning, I prepare to show round and it was like I will should take a cost if I can not get out the best way,” Buxton mentioned of the shut name, through FOX 9. “Fortunately, he wasn’t operating as quick as I believed he was.”

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Fortunately, Buxton was OK and was capable of play the remainder of the sport. Sadly, the Twins would lose the sport 3-2.

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Byron Buxton looks on

Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins earlier than the Brewers sport at American Household Discipline on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Milwaukee. (Aaron Gash/MLB Images through Getty Photographs)

Buxton completed 1-for-4 with a strikeout. The staff acquired RBIs from Matt Wallner and Christian Vazquez.

Brewers star Christian Yelich hit his second house run of the season, a solo shot. Brice Turang and Jackson Chourio additionally recorded RBIs within the win.

“With the best way that we play generally and early within the season, and the best way that they play, it isn’t stunning to see a very good, well-pitched, low-scoring sport proper there,” Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli mentioned. “However after we do hit the ball on the barrel, we need to get one thing out of it. Total, I believe we might have had higher at-bats.”

Byron Buxton swings

Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton hits in opposition to the Brewers on April 2, 2024, in Milwaukee. (Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

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Milwaukee moved to 4-0 with the win and Minnesota dropped to 2-2.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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