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White Sox bench Alex Rios

Updated: July 27, 2011, 7:42 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox started Alejandro De Aza in center field on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers and benched Alex Rios.

The move paid immediate dividends when De Aza hit a home run in his first at-bat off Max Scherzer. It was his first career big league home run.

"I tried to do my best, tried to get a hit," De Aza said after the White Sox's 2-1 win. "Good things happened. As soon as I hit the ball and looked out there and saw it was a (homer)."

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