Sox slugger Abreu's 200th career homer is a grand slam

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, left, looks on as Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, right, is greeted at the plate after he hit a grand slam during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Seattle.

    Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, left, looks on as Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, right, is greeted at the plate after he hit a grand slam during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Seattle. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 4/7/2021 6:27 PM

Jose Abreu has 2 home runs this season, and both of them are grand slams.

In Tuesday night's 10-4 win at Seattle, Abreu cleared the bases against relief pitcher Keynan Middleton in the eighth inning, giving the American League's reigning MVP 200 career homers.

 

"First and foremost, I want to thank the White Sox and Jerry (Reinsdorf) of course because without him, I wouldn't be here," Abreu said through a translator. "And my teammates. It's thanks to them that I'm able to do the stuff I've been doing my whole career. I want to celebrate this accolade with them. It wasn't until I got to the dugout that people were telling me that was my 200th homer. I honestly forgot about that in that moment."

Frank Thomas (448), Paul Konerko (432), Harold Baines (221) and Carlton Fisk (214) are the only other players in Sox history to hit 200 or more home runs.

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