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Today in White Sox History: March 29

A home run onslaught, through snowflakes!

Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals
Matt Davidson of the Chicago White Sox smiles after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on March 29, 2018.
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The earliest Opening Day in history, at that time, turned out to be a record-setting day for the White Sox, who blasted Kansas City, 14-7. The Sox tied the record for most Opening Day home runs by hitting six at Kauffman Stadium.

That tied the 1988 Mets, who did it against the Montreal Expos.

Matt Davidson became the fourth player in history to hammer three home runs on Opening Day, as he went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and five RBIs. Tim Anderson had two home runs and drove in three, with José Abreu hitting the other home run.

Abreu had two RBIs, and Yolmer Sánchez drove in three for the White Sox.