ANAHEIM -- Bobby Abreu watched his opportunity to break the Major League record for consecutive seasons with 150 or more games vanish on Saturday night when he did not make an appearance in the Angels' 10-6 victory over the Twins.
Back in the lineup on Sunday for his 127th game, hitting third in the DH role against Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey, Abreu said he'll concern himself with doing everything he can to keep the Angels in the playoff chase as they try to run down Texas in the American League West in the final 23 games.
"Winning is all that matters," said Abreu, who is tied with Willie Mays for 13 straight seasons of 150 or more games. "I can't worry about personal stuff. It would have been nice to get that, of course, but we have more important things to take care of as a team now. And I want to do my part."
Abreu, a .341 career hitter against the Twins, has had hits in nine of his past 13 starts and RBIs in seven of his past nine starts. He is two steals shy of 20 for the 13th consecutive season. He owns the longest current streak in the Majors since Rickey Henderson's 23-season streak ending in 2001.
Abreu is batting .252 with only six homers for the season but leads the team with a .316 average with runners in scoring position and .356 on-base percentage.