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April 28, 2014

What You Need to Know

Jose Abreu's Amazing Month

by Daniel Rathman


The Weekend Takeaway
There are 30 days in April—30 days for rookies who earn Opening Day roster spots to challenge the record for home runs hit in a player’s first major-league month. By that standard, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is an overachiever. He needed only 25.

Abreu welcomed the Rays to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday by singling home Adam Eaton in the first inning to draw first blood in the four-game series. The Rays countered with four runs in the second. Abreu fired back by clearing the 400-foot mark in dead-center field:

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