Maybe it's because it was 80s night and there were fireworks after the game, but it didn't stop Alex Avila from creating some during the game.
The White Sox catcher went the distance twice in the team's 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals in their series opener on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
It was Avila's fifth career multi-home run game, and his first homers in a White Sox uniform.
Melky Cabrera (third inning) and Brett Lawrie (fourth inning) also went yard, putting the team's total to four on the night — a season high.
Avila hit his first, a solo shot to left, in the fourth inning, right after Lawrie's, to give the White Sox a 5-2 lead. His next, a two-run homer to right, came in the sixth inning and extended the lead to 7-3.
"Alex had a nice night offensively, a couple homers that turned out to be pretty big for you," said manager Robin Ventura.
Avila said it was "very nice" to hit two out of the park, but it was even better to pick up their second straight win for the first time since May 22-23.
"You gotta be able to get the pitch and not miss the pitch," Avila said. "If the pitcher doesn’t give you an opportunity to do it, then it doesn’t matter what the wind is doing."