Eloy Jimenez hits first two career home runs in White Sox win over Yankees

Tim Stebbins
NBC Sports Chicago

Eloy Jimenez hits first two career home runs in White Sox win over Yankees originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com

Eloy Jimenez is on the board.

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Friday, Jimenez hit two home runs against the Yankees, propelling the White Sox to a 9-6 win over the Yankees in a rain-shortened, seven inning affair. The first home run, a 425 foot blast to center field, put the White Sox ahead 7-5 in the fifth inning.

Jimenez's second home run - which traveled 446 feet - extended the White Sox lead to 8-6 in the seven inning.

Frank Thomas knows a thing or two about hitting home runs. The former White Sox slugger - who hit 521 home runs across 19 MLB seasons - offered high praise for Jimenez on White Sox Pregame Live on Saturday.

"This kid is special," Thomas said. "He's got tremendous power, but he also has the ability to use the entire field."

Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen also endorsed Jimenez during the show.

"When you're a kid, when you have power, you try to pull everything," Guillen said. "This kid stays in the middle of the field to [the] opposite way...

"That's why I like his approach at the plate. He doesn't try to do too much, and I think that's why this kid can have a little bit of success in the big leagues."

Jimenez is certainly off to a good start.

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