CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson welcomed Detroit pitching prospect Tarik Skubal to the majors with a leadoff homer as the Chicago White Sox won 10-4 Tuesday for their third straight win.
Anderson hit a leadoff homer for the second straight night, finishing with four hits and three RBIs. The reigning AL batting champion raised his average to .379 with his second four-hit game this season.
Anderson greeted the left-handed Skubal with a shot to left-center on a 1-1 pitch. Skubal (0-1) lasted just two innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. The 23-year-old ranks among the top left-handed prospects in baseball.
He and right-hander Casey Mize, the No 1 pick overall in the 2018 draft, were called up to fill a gap in the Tigers injury-depleted rotation. Mize was slated to make his major league debut Wednesday.