Wilyer Abreu data first profession five-hit sport in Pink 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 Pink Sox’s 23 hits on Saturday. John Tlumacki/Globe Employees
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When Wilyer Abreu stepped as much as the plate within the backside of the ninth inning, the strain 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 Pink Sox on Saturday.

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

Abreu was known as as much as the Pink Sox from Triple-A Worcester on Aug. 22, changing the injured Jarren Duran. He shortly discovered his method 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, conserving 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,” Pink Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated. “He understands what he must do, the state of affairs, and he’s a superb hitter.”

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

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

Regardless of that, the Pink Sox weren’t in a position to get a win. And that takes a number of the shine away from the night time 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 way of a translator. “However on the identical time, I really feel upset that we weren’t in a position to win the sport tonight.”