Jose Abreu joined select company with his 162nd career game

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White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday’s win against the Royals. It was the Cuban slugger’s 162nd career game in the majors and with that, he joined a select group of players.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Abreu is the fourth player to hit .300 with 40 home runs and 120 RBI in his first 162 career games, joining Rudy York, Chuck Klein, and Ryan Braun.

Abreu broke out last season en route to winning the American League Rookie of the Year award.  He finished with a .317/.383/.581 triple-slash line, 36 home runs, and 107 RBI. He led the league in slugging percentage and in adjusted OPS (170, 70 points above average). This season, he’s off to another great start, batting .317/.368/.667 with five home runs and 13 RBI.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.