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White Sox mashing their way through spring training

Jose Abreu has four of the White Sox' 46 home runs during Cactus League play. Getty Images.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With two games left to go in spring training, the White Sox continue to mash their way to the finish line.

The Sox hit four more home runs in their 11-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies Monday, adding to their total of 46 which leads all of baseball from here to the Grapefruit League in Florida.

Prospect Matt Davidson continued on with his excellent spring by hitting his team-high fifth homer, Jose Abreu hit his fourth — a tape-measure blast that landed on the top of the grass seating are beyond the left-field wall — and infielder Carlos Sanchez hit his first and second of the spring, becoming the 20th Sox to contribute to the total.

The Sox were last in the American League in homers in 2015. They didn’t hit many in the spring, either.

“Last year we didn’t hit homers at all [22] and it translated pretty much of the season,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. “It is Arizona [where the ball carries well] and you look at it differently but it’s nice that we’re hitting them. It’s a nice feeling any time a guy hits one. I don’t think they’re all that Arizona-ish, just floaters that go over the fence. It’s nice to see some guys swing the bat like that.’’

Matt Davidson is congratulated by third base coach Joe McEwing after hitting his fifth home run this spring. Davidson leads the team. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Matt Davidson is congratulated by third base coach Joe McEwing after hitting his fifth home run this spring. Davidson leads the team. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Davidson, who had three hits in his first four at-bats to raise his average to .422, went deep against Colorado starter Jordan Lyles to take the team lead. Abreu, Avisail Garcia, Jimmy Rollins and Tyler Saladino each have four. Jerry Sands, Brett Lawrie and Jason Coats each have three.

Carlos Sanchez watches the flight of his home run during the fourth inning Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Carlos Sanchez watches the flight of his home run during the fourth inning Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

“It’s fun to watch,” Sox pitcher John Danks said. “It’s great for us pitchers.”