Moncada did something at the plate no AL player ever sold has originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Yon Moncada went off yesterday evening. The White Sox third baseman had five hits, for five RBIs and two home runs.
It is the second time this year Moncada has already established five hits and five RBIs.
And that may not seem significant, but it is the first-time an American League player did it because the RBI became the official stat in 1920.
On June 15, Moncada went 5-of-6 contrary to the Tigers at the plate with five RBIs and a house run.
And Moncada wasn’t the only real White Sox player raking yesterday evening. The Sox’ offense set up 14 runs on 21 hits. Elvis Andrus Eloy Jimnez and RomyGonzlez also went deep. Andrus and Moncada each hit solo home runs in the initial two at-bats of the overall game.
“It feels good,” Moncada said by way of a translator. “It’s fun once you see everybody contributing and increasing the team.”
Gonzlez also nearly had five hits aswell, going 4-for-5 at the plate.
“It had been nice to see those bats,” White Sox acting manager Miguel Cairo said. “Moncada, Gonzo, everyone had good at-bats.”
The 14 runs were a season high for the White Sox. Their previous high was 13 runs on June 15, exactly the same night Moncada had give hits and five RBIs.
The White Sox’ 10 extra-base hits were also a season-high for the White Sox.
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