Coming into today’s game against his former team, Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie had eight home runs on the season.
That changed in the second inning in one of the more exciting ways when he launched a ball into deep left-center field where it bounced off the top of the wall and back in play. Lawrie sped around the bases and slid safe into home for an inside-the-park home run.
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This was the first White Sox inside-the-park home run since Scott Podsednik did so in 2009 and the first at U.S. Cellular Field since Chris Singleton in 2000.
Lawrie’s home run was the first of back-to-back-to-back home runs by him, Dioner Navarro, and J.B. Shuck.
In his following at bat, Lawrie hit another home run, but this time over the left field wall for his tenth of the season and his first career multi-home run game.
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This made him the first Sox player since Ron Santo in 1974 to hit an inside-the-park and standard home run in the same game.
Before Lawrie, the last Sox player to hit a HR and an inside-the-park HR in consecutive plate appearances was Ron Santo on 6/9/74.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 25, 2016
Despite multiple home runs by the Sox, they’re still trying to catch up to the Blue Jays to stay above .500 on the season.