Abreu is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers. It looks like a pre-planned off day for Abreu, who has started at first base or designated hitter in each of the White Sox's games since April 26. Abreu's production has wilted in June -- he's slashing .238/.269/.444 across 16 games -- but he still maintains a credible .843 OPS for the season. The slugger's absence from the lineup for the series finale paves the way for Trayce Thompson to pick up a start in the outfield while Daniel Palka serves as the DH.
Abreu went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, one RBI and two walks Sunday against Boston. Abreu smacked an RBI double to put the White Sox on the board in the first inning and later scored in the third on a bases-loaded walk. He's reached base safely in his last 11 games, recording a home run and seven RBI over that span.
Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers. The two-bagger was Abreu's 20th of the season, putting him well on pace to top last season's career-high 43. The 31-year-old remains the rock-solid foundation for a young and sometimes shaky White Sox offense, slashing .301/.362/.526 on the year.
Abreu went 4-for-4 with a walk, solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Tigers. Abreu launched his ninth home run of the season in the fifth inning against left-hander Francisco Liriano. However, that was overshadowed by his overall line, as he reached base in all five of his plate appearances. Getting on base consistently is nothing new for Abreu, who has recorded seven multi-hit games in his past nine starts and has a .382 on-base percentage for the season.
Abreu went 2-for-5 in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Baltimore. Abreu is scalding hot right now, having posted nine multi-hit games in the last 16 while hitting .391 (25-for-64) during that run. It's even better against the Orioles. He's had 14 multi-hit games in the past 18 against the Birds.
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