Friday, July 27, 2012
On this day in 2011, Alejandro De Aza hit his first MLB home run.
In his first at-bat as a member of the White Sox, in the bottom of the second inning at U.S. Cellular Field, on an 0-2 count, Alejandro De Aza launched his first MLB home run to right field, off of Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, scoring Alexei Ramirez. It was all the scoring that the White Sox would need, as John Danks went six plus innings, only giving up a solo homer to Austin Jackson to lead off the top of the seventh. Chris Sale and Sergio Santos nailed it down for the remaining three innings to preserve the win.
Alejandro was selected off of waivers from the Florida Marlins on October 21, 2009. He made his Sox debut in 2010 and has made more appearances each year until he became the starting center fielder in 2012.