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Six Pack of Stats: Dingers

José Abreu crossed some milestones, as he homered twice in Thursday’s White Sox loss

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels
Double-Dinger: José Abreu’s pair of homers moved him into the White Sox’s Top 10 all-time HR list.
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With six home runs (two for both José Abreu and Daniel Palka, Avisaíl García, Nicky Delmonico) in the 12-8 loss to the Angels on Thursday, the 2018 White Sox became only the second South Side team ever to have two separate games of six homers in a single season, matching the 2003 White Sox.


García and Palka homered back-to-back in the seventh inning, the seventh time the White Sox have gone back-to-back this season.


García now has 10 home runs in his last 19 games.


Thursday was the 15th six-home run game in White Sox history. The first came in 1956, when Les Moss, Jim Rivera (2), Larry Doby, pitcher Jack Harshman and Walt Dropo all went deep against the Baltimore Orioles at Comiskey Park. Twice, in 1955 and 2016, have the White Sox clouted seven homers in a game.


Abreu now has 140 career White Sox home runs, moving into a tie for 10th in team history with Ron Kittle.


Abreu now has 325 career extra base hits, breaking a tie with A.J. Pierzynski and taking over the No. 18 spot on the White Sox career list. Looming ahead at No. 17, with 332, is Ozzie Guillen.