Video: Jose Abreu breaks rookie RBI record


Apr 27, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu hits a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

What a month it continues to be for Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu.

On Friday night, he set the rookie record for home runs in the month of April, and on Sunday he set the rookie MLB record for RBIs in the month of April, and added to the home run mark.

Abreu hit a two-run home run off Tampa bay Rays ace and former AL Cy Young award winner, David Price in the bottom of the sixth inning with no outs.

Abreu, who the White Sox signed to a six-year deal this offseason, now has 10 home runs to start his MLB career.

He also has 31 RBIs thus far in the month of April. There are still three games left in the month.

An article on the official site of the White Sox states:

"“Abreu’s 10 home runs extends his rookie mark for April, and are the most in any month by a White Sox rookie and most by a White Sox player in April since Paul Konerko hit 11 in 2010. Jim Thome, who was in attendance on Sunday, also hit 10 in April 2006.”"

The article also said Harold Baines holds the White Sox record with 36 RBIs in a month.

How exciting is this season thus far for White Sox fans in having Abreu on this team? He’s made this season not only record-breaking, and I say this a lot … he gives this team hope, which is something lack all of last year.

Abreu must be voted AL Rookie of the month once April is complete, and I can’t wait to see how much more he progresses as the season continues.

He’s even had a bit of a slump during this month, and he’s still setting records.

Again, this is exciting and the team is mostly following his lead. I can’t wait to see how good he can be.

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