2020 AL MVP José Abreu was hit by a pitch twice in the Chicago White Sox’s 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night, and the second time was a very scary moment. Abreu was hit by in the head by a 96 mph fastball from James Karinchak in the bottom of the eighth inning, and proceeded to roll around on the ground before looking dazed when being helped up.

And White Sox manager Tony La Russa was quite livid. La Russa ran onto the field – showing off the speed — and confronted Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez while Abreu was down on the ground. Benches cleared and La Russa had to be held back.

Abreu stayed in the game. By Karinchak’s reaction, it would seem that the pitch was not at all intentional, and he even hugged Abreu as the slugger made it to first base.

Additionally, La Russa claims he told Perez that he didn’t think the pitch was intentional.

Hopefully Abreu is okay and we can just focus on laughing at La Russa’s running style.

And this capped off an eventful day for the White Sox, who acquired star closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs.

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