Jose Abreu’s ninth-inning solo home run — his 35th of the season — didn’t quite get the White Sox back in the game on Sunday afternoon against the Twins, but it did tie a White Sox rookie record. Ron Kittle also slugged 35 as a rookie for the White Sox in 1983. Abreu won’t touch the major league record for home runs by a rookie, as Mark McGwire set that mark with 49 in 1987,
Abreu has now homered in back-to-back games after going 18 consecutive games without going deep. Along with the 35 dingers, the 27-year-old Cuban slugger has knocked in 102 runs and posted a fantastic .322/.384/.604 slash line.