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Jose Abreu Crushes Baseballs and the San Francisco Giants

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 03: Jose Abreu
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 03: Jose Abreu
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Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is right handed and showcased his right handed power in a 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

After a blowout win on Friday night, the Giants combined to lose 21-2 over the next two games.

The Giants have been criticized for their lack of power all season. Their best right handed bats, Buster Posey and Hunter Pence, have combined for less home runs than Abreu has this series.

Ok, that’s a lie. But Abreu did hit his 30th and 31st home runs of the year in today’s game and did out hit the Giants in the series.

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The two runs the Giants did manage to get were courtesy of the long ball. Yesterday, from Nick Hundley and today from Jarrett Parker. However, the White Sox crushed six home runs last night and added two more today off the bat of Abreu.

Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner lasted only five innings, allowing six earned runs, five of which came in the second inning.

Pablo Sandoval, who snapped a 0-39 slump with a home run Friday, is now 0-7 since. Sandoval is now hitting .195 as a Giant in 2017.

Posey had two more hits today. That raises his batting average to .320 on the season. It is also a  reminder to all Giants fans that even in the worst season, Giants fans get to watch one of the all-time greats play the game. He has become one of the only silver linings in a dismal 2017.

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Giants will begin a home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday  as Chris Stratton takes on Kenta Maeda. The Dodgers have lost nine straight and 14 of their last 15 heading into their game Sunday.

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