Jose Abreau of the White Sox scored six home runs in a three-match series


CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu set a major league record on Sunday when he competed in his first at-bat against Schaub, marking his fourth straight plate appearance with a home run and a sixth homer in the series did.

“I’m never satisfied with what I do,” Abreu said after losing 2–1 to the Shox. “I can do better. I can do more. That’s why I work so hard. But it’s definitely nice to do something like that. I will win today.”

The home run was the only game for White, who has scored his last 20 runs through the long ball. Three runs short of the record set by the Milwaukee Brewers last season.

Abreu made his last three batsmen home runs on three pitches in the second innings, leaving a 2–1 cutter from U Darvish in the second innings. His six home runs over the weekend tied him with four others for the longest time in a three-match series in the live ball era, dating back to the 1920s. This is the most home runs by any player in any series this season.

Entering the series with the Cubs, Abreu finished 20th in the American League in home runs. He now leads AL in homers, with 11.

The loss stretched the White Sox to a seven-match winning streak but continued to score home runs for the club. He has scored 30 home runs in the last nine matches. This is by far the most in baseball in that period.

“We know what we’re capable of,” Abreu said. “We can’t move fast from here to the playoffs. At the end of the season, we’ll see what the result is.”

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