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Ouch! White Sox slugger Quentin plunked again

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[August 15, 2008]  CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox slugger Carlos Quentin just can't get out of the way.

HardwareQuentin was hit by a pitch Thursday and has been plunked in his last six games, sending baseball historians scrambling to find a similar streak.

Quentin is the only player since 1920 to be hit by a pitch in six straight games, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Quentin, who leads the AL with 32 homers, has been plunked a major league-high 20 times this season.

Quentin missed two games after he was struck on the left forearm by a pitch from Boston's Josh Beckett on Monday night, and was hit by Kansas City's Kyle Davies in the first inning Thursday.

Quentin has a history of being hit with pitches. In 379 minor league games, he was hit 112 times, including 43 times in 2004 when he played for Class A Lancaster and Double-A El Paso.

Entering this year, Quentin had been hit 19 times in parts of two major league seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

[Associated Press]

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