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Anderson named MVP in Southern League All-Star Game

White Sox No. 1 prospect goes 2-for-3 with a double and triple on his 22nd birthday

Tim Anderson turned 22 years old on Tuesday and capped off his special day by winning the Southern League All-Star Game MVP award in his home state.

The White Sox No. 1 prospect (No. 64 overall) and Tuscaloosa native went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and an RBI out of the leadoff spot as the North took down the South, 9-0, in Montgomery, Ala.

As the final score indicates, Anderson got plenty of offensive help. Cubs No. 13 prospect Dan Vogelbach launched a three-run home run to put the North ahead 3-0. His dinger -- which brought home Chattanooga teammates Adam Brett Walker and Max Kepler -- came off of Reds No. 1 prospect Robert Stephenson, who surrendered four runs (two earned) in the second inning.

Rays No. 20 prospect Tyler Goeddel added a single and three RBIs, while Twins No. 2 prospect (No. 10 overall) Miguel Sano picked up an RBI double on the night.

Anderson's big night came amidst a hot streak as he's 8-for-13 over his past three games for Double-A Birmingham. The shortstop is currently hitting .313/.337/.414 with one home run, 28 RBIs and 23 stolen bases this season.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for
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