White Sox join MLB history by hitting four consecutive home runs
The Chicago White Sox offense was quiet no longer.
The White Sox hit four consecutive home runs in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, marking only the 10th time in MLB history a team has reached the feat. It’s the second time the franchise has done so, joining its four in a row completed on Aug. 14, 2008.
White Sox break out offensively
The White Sox had struggled to get the bats going in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday. The Cardinals are back in action for the first time in 17 days after a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak.
It was a different story in the fifth inning on Sunday against Cardinals right-hander Roel Ramirez, who made his first major league start. Holding a 1-0 lead, the White Sox rattled off the four home runs on two outs.
In succession, it was Yoan Moncada with a three-run 417-foot shot to right field followed by Yasmani Grandal hitting his first home run of the season 425 feet to right. Jose Abreu joined with a 372-foot shot to left, and Eloy Jimenez also hit a 402-foot home run to left field.
The Jimenez home run chased Ramirez from the mound and a strikeout ended the inning.
Moncada broke out of a slump with the hit. He’s 7-for-42 with one home run in the last 10 games, including a 0-for-12 streak in the last five. Jimenez remained hot with four home runs in the last five games.
The 2008 White Sox who hit four in a row were Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Juan Uribe against the Kansas City Royals.
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