Wilyer Abreu data first profession five-hit sport in Crimson Sox loss to the Baltimore Orioles

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Abreu went an ideal 5-for-5 on the plate with three RBIs.

Wilyer Abreu had 5 of the Crimson Sox’s 23 hits on Saturday. John Tlumacki/Globe Workers
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When Wilyer Abreu stepped as much as the plate within the backside of the ninth inning, the stress was on his shoulders.

Two outs, down two runs with runners in scoring place, the 24-year-old delivered one other base hit. It was Abreu’s fifth hit of the sport, a career-high personally and a team-high for the Crimson Sox on Saturday.

In the long run, Boston got here up one run quick, shedding 13-12 to the Baltimore Orioles. However for Abreu, it was one other spectacular evening early in his main league profession.

Abreu was referred to as as much as the Crimson Sox from Triple-A Worcester on Aug. 22, changing the injured Jarren Duran. He rapidly discovered his approach into the batting rotation and hasn’t regarded again.

On Saturday, Abreu reached base on all six of his plate appearances. He was walked as soon as, holding his good day on the plate intact. He additionally recorded one double, drove in three runs, and scored two of his personal.

“[Abreu] managed the strike zone, he’s actually good at what he does,” Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated. “He understands what he must do, the scenario, and he’s hitter.”

Abreu’s final hit practically had sufficient energy to deliver house the game-tying run, however the Crimson Sox elected to carry Trevor Story at third base, seeing that the throw would seemingly have been in time.

Not solely did Abreu rating career-highs, however he additionally joined elite firm in Crimson Sox and MLB historical past. He’s the primary Boston participant to file a number of video games with 4 or extra hits inside their first 12 profession video games. Solely 12 different MLB gamers have completed that feat. Kyle Schwarber was the final participant to take action in 2015.

Regardless of that, the Crimson Sox weren’t capable of get a win. And that takes a few of the shine away from the evening for Abreu.

“It feels good individually, clearly, to have the ability to have a five-hit sport in such a brief time period within the league,” Abreu stated by a translator. “However on the identical time, I really feel upset that we weren’t capable of win the sport tonight.”