Abreu has big night at plate against Toronto

Abreu has big night at plate against Toronto

TORONTO -- Jose Abreu made his presence felt in the White Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

The heavy-hitting Cuban went yard against R.A. Dickey to drive home three runs, and even beat out a double play at a pivotal moment in the game.

"Jose's a little faster than he looks. You need it, you need guys to get down the line like that," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura.

With one out, runners on first and third and the game tied 7-7, Abreu slapped a grounder toward second base that had double play written all over it and should've spelled the end of the White Sox eighth.

Abreu gets RBI after challenge

But Abreu barreled down the line and beat the throw on the turn as Adam Eaton scored to give Chicago a one-run lead. He was originally ruled out on the play, prompting Ventura to issue a manager's challenge. After a one-minute, one-second review, the call was overturned.

Abreu totaled four RBIs on the night and registered his eighth homer of the season with his big shot in the fifth. It marked the third time in six career at-bats that Abreu homered off Dickey. His 27 RBIs lead the White Sox, as do his eight homers. But despite his contributions on Tuesday, the White Sox have dropped four in a row.

"We know we're not playing the best right now, but there are many games left and the wins will come," Abreu said through an interpreter. "It's part of the game. We have to take it game by game.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.