Abreu's hit streak reaches 20 with first-inning single

White Sox slugger has hit safely in 38 of his last 39 contests

Abreu's hit streak reaches 20 with first-inning single

DETROIT -- Jose Abreu's single to left off of Drew Smyly in the first inning of Thursday's 7-4 White Sox victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park extended the rookie's hitting streak to 20 straight games. Abreu has hit in 38 of 39 games, with his only miss coming on July 5 against the Mariners at home.

In the third inning, Abreu doubled, but he was thrown out trying to advance to third during Dayan Viciedo's at-bat. He stayed hot with another double in the fifth, and finished the 7-4 White Sox victory 3-for-3 with a pair of intentional walks.

Abreu stands third all-time in terms of franchise rookie hitting streaks, trailing Guy Curtright (26, 1943) and Chico Carrasquel (24, 1950). Carlos Lee holds the overall franchise mark of 28 set in 2004.

Adam Eaton also knocked out three hits and reached base five times. Per STATS LLC, the last time two White Sox players reached base five or more times in the same game was Aug. 30, 2010, when Alex Rios had five hits and Paul Konerko had two hits and three walks. That game went extra innings.

The last time two White Sox did so in a nine-inning game was May 1, 2006, when Scott Podsednik had four hits and a walk and Rob Mackowiak had three hits and two walks.

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