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Video: Jose Abreu slugs MLB-leading 31st home run

Jul 29, 2014, 10:21 PM EST

Watch as White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu slugs a two-run seventh-inning shot off new Tigers reliever Joakim Soria on Tuesday night at Comerica Park in Detroit …

Abreu added a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning. The sensational rookie from Cuba leads the major leagues in both home runs with 31 and RBI with 83. He is batting .299 with a .981 OPS.

  1. historiophiliac - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    That stunk!

  2. Gordon - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Thank God for Abreu. It would be a pretty miserable year as a Sox fan otherwise.

    • richkraetsch - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      Even with him, it’s been a bit of a chore this year but yeah, without him I’d be watching 2013-levels of White Sox baseball.

  3. amaninwhite - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    I’m glad he ended up in Chicago. How insufferable would the media be if Boston had landed him?

    • aceshigh11 - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      Please…how insufferable would Boston FANS such as myself be if they’d landed him? ;)

  4. wilmyers09 - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    just give the roy already lol

  5. wilmyers09 - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    *him

  6. ripjvh1009 - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

    Wow, if this guy keeps it for his career then he’ll continue a nice traditionus us White Sox fans have enjoyed for the past 20-25 years of great hitting first basemen (Please before anyone starts, I didn’t say they were defensive all-stars). Going from The big hurt to Konerko to Abreu assuming he pans out would be awesome.

    Now, if only we could get the other 8 positions figured out…. (Sale excluded) that would be great.

    • richkraetsch - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      One year, in some universe, we will have a 3B not named Joe Crede or Robin Ventura that isn’t the pits. One can dream.

  7. esracerx46 - Jul 30, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    He’s also on an 18 game hitting streak

    • richkraetsch - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      That’s the thing with people who may not watch White Sox games (don’t blame you) but he’s not a pure power hitter like you may assume. His swing is very fluid and lends itself to generating a lot of hits, going the other way, etc. It’s not an all-or-nothing approach and that’s been evident with two 18-game hit streaks thus far.

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