Abreu hits Three HRs, 5 in 2 days; Chisox prime Cubs, seventh W in row


Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu watches his two-run home run next to Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and umpire Tim Timmons during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Chicago.

Chicago White Sox’s Jose Abreu watches his two-run residence run subsequent to Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and umpire Tim Timmons throughout the eighth inning of a baseball recreation Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Chicago.

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José Abreu hit three residence runs a day after homering twice, and the Chicago White Sox once more powered previous the Cubs in a 7-Four victory Saturday evening for his or her seventh straight win.

Abreu linked within the sixth, eighth and ninth innings at Wrigley Subject for the primary three-homer recreation of the All-Star slugger’s profession. He went Four for Four with a stroll and 4 RBIs. He has 10 homers and 27 RBIs this season.

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Rookie Luis Robert and Yasmani Grandal additionally homered for the White Sox, giving the South Siders 11 within the first two video games of the sequence. The White Sox hit six in a 10-1 rout on Friday.

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The Cubs dropped their second straight and are Three-7 since getting off to a 13-Three begin.

Gio González (1-1) tossed Three 2/Three innings of scoreless reduction to get the win. He allowed only one hit whereas strolling three and hanging out two.

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White Sox starter Reynaldo López allowed two runs on one hit in Three 1/Three innings, hanging out 4 and strolling two whereas throwing 50 pitches. The suitable-hander, who was activated from the 10-day Injured Listing earlier than the sport, lasted simply two-thirds of an inning earlier than leaving his begin on July 26 with shoulder soreness.

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (Three-Three) allowed three runs on seven hits in 5 1/Three innings. The suitable-hander was Eight-2 with a 1.96 ERA in his earlier 16 begins at Wrigley Subject.

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The White Sox jumped out to a 2-Zero lead within the second on line-drive homer to heart by Robert, who additionally hit a two-run shot within the second on Friday.

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Victor Caratini’s two-run double within the backside half of the inning tied it.

Abreu’s solo shot to proper within the sixth put the White Sox on prime Three-2. He hit a two-run homer within the eighth on an Zero-2 pitch from Rowan Wick — made it 5-2.

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Grandal and Abreu made it 7-Three with back-to-back solo homers off Duane Underwood Jr. within the ninth.

BRYANT ON IL

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The Cubs positioned 3B Kris Bryant on the 10-day injured record earlier than the sport with a sprained finger on his left hand. Bryant additionally acquired an injection for his ailing left wrist on Tuesday. The accidents occurred when he made a diving try on César Hernández’s flare to left subject within the fifth inning of a 7-2 victory at Cleveland on Aug. 12.

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The 2016 NL MVP hasn’t performed since Monday’s doubleheader break up towards St. Louis. The IL transfer is retroactive to Wednesday. The 28-year-old Bryant is batting simply .177 with 20 strikeouts in 16 video games.

The staff didn’t announce a corresponding roster transfer.

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TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: To make room for López on the lively roster, OF Nicky Delmonico was optioned to the staff’s alternate coaching web site in Schaumburg.

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Cubs: LHP Jose Quintana (left thumb) is able to return to motion, however the veteran starter could also be used out of the bullpen initially. “We have had conversations with Q on the way to construct him again to the staff, and that is an choice,” supervisor David Ross stated.

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The Cubs’ Yu Darvish (Four-1, 1.80 ERA) and White Sox’s Dylan Stop (Four-1, Three.16) face off within the sequence finale on Sunday. Each right-handers have gained every of their final 4 begins. Darvish has a 1.04 ERA over that span, in contrast with 1.93 for Stop.

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