White Sox’ Anderson leaves game with bruised left hand

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Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura, center, and home plate umpire Brian O’Nora check Tim Anderson’s hand after being hit by a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT — Rookie shortstop Tim Anderson left the White Sox’ 6-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers Thursday with a bruised left hand after getting hit by a pitch from Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.

X-Rays were negative, and Anderson is day-to-day.

Anderson, the Sox leadoff man, was struck on the hand in the first inning. After getting checked by trainer Herm Schneider and manager Robin Ventura, he stayed in the game and eventually scored on Justin Morneau’s sacrifice fly. But Anderson did not take the field in the bottom of the first. Tyler Saladino moved from second base to shortstop and Carlos Sanchez entered the game at second base.

The Sox lost rookie outfielder Charlie Tilson to a season ending hamstring injury Tuesday. Tilson was the fourth Sox rookie to get hurt before or during his debut this season.

Anderson is batting .269 with five homers and 12 RBI.

The Sox led the Tigers 6-1 after scoring five runs in the second. Avisail Garcia hit his third homer of the series against his former team and Jose Abreu snapped a streak of 137 consecutive plate appearances without a home run by clearing the left-field wall against Zimmerman. Abreu has 12 homers this season.

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