Tim Anderson is off to a really good start this season.
Entering Sunday, the 25-year-old shortstop was the league-leader in hitting with a .444 batting average. He continued his hot streak on Sunday afternoon in the White Sox 5-2 win over the New York Yankees in the Bronx.
In the fourth inning, the White Sox were trailing 2-0 but found themselves with the bases loaded. Anderson picked a great time to crush his first career grand slam — an opposite field homer — to put the Sox up front, 4-2. (It also came 17 seconds after Tiger Woods secured his 5th green jacket at the Masters. Coincidence?)
When did Anderson know that ball was gone?
"Off the bat," he said with a smile in his postgame interview. "Special moment and a great place to do it at."
Anderson became the first White Sox player to hit a grand slam at Yankee Stadium (new or old) since Frank Thomas on August 26, 2003 off Roger Clemens.
Anderson now has three home runs, 10 RBIs and is batting .429/.440/.653 on the year. He has now hit safely in 11 of 12 games.
The White Sox are 5-9 on the season and will head back home to battle the Kansas City Royals on Monday on NBC Sports Chicago.