Moncada does something on the plate, no AL player in history originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Yoán Moncada last night Played. The White Sox third baseman had five hits, five RBIs and two home runs.
It was the second time this season that Moncada had five hits and five RBIs.
This may not seem like a big deal, but it’s the first time an American League player has done it since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920.
On June 15, Moncada went 5-for-6 against the Tigers with five RBIs and a homer.
Moncada wasn’t the only White Sox player last night. The Red Sox’s offense had 14 runs on 21 hits. Elvis Andrus Eloy Jiménez and Romy González also went deep. Andrews and Moncada each hit a home run in the first two at-bats of the game.
“It feels good,” Moncada said through an interpreter. “It’s fun when you see everyone contributing and joining the team.”
Gonzalez also had almost five hits and was 4-for-5 from the field.
“It’s great to see those bats,” said White Sox acting manager Miguel Cairo. “Moncada, Gonzo, everyone is good at hitting.”
14 runs was a season high for the White Sox. Their previous high was 13 runs on June 15, when Moncada had one hit and five RBIs.
The White Sox’s 10 extra hits was also a season high for the White Sox.
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