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MLB - US Sports: Buxton hits longest walk-off homer

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton made history on Sunday when he hit the longest walk-off home run on record.

According to statcast, Buxton's winning homer was 469 feet in their 6-4 sweep clinching victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Buxton the man of the hour

Buxton is 9/1 to win the American League Most Valuable Player award and the moment the ball left his bat in the 10th inning he knew he'd won the game and celebrated with his teammates and running the bases.

The Twins star had a great day with two home runs and five RBI's which erased late deficits against the American League Central favourites. The White Sox losing streak now sits at seven games in a row. Minnesota have won four on the bounce and sit alone at the top of the division.

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Buxton ends walk-off home run wait

It was the second walk-off home run of his career and his first since 2017. It makes all the more special that it came off the White Sox closer Liam Hendriks, rated as one of the best in Major League Baseball.

The Twins (8-8) are a half-a-game ahead of the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Central, while the White Sox are 6-9 in third place having made such a good start.

Both sides have a night off on Monday before Chicago hosts the last-placed Kansas City Royals, while the Twins host the Detroit Tigers.   

Speaking to the official Minnesota Twins website, Buxton said he heard confidence from the dugout.

"Things like that, you hear them. You don't know within yourself that you're about to do it," Buxton said. "But once I got in the batter's box, that confidence took over and it got the job done.

"It relaxed me and put me in a comfortable zone to go out there and just play ball. That just lets you know where we are as a group."

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