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Paul Konerko hits three home runs as White Sox beat Indians, 10-6

He drives in seven runs to help Chicago win for the 15th time in 21 games.

July 08, 2009|Associated Press

CHICAGO — Paul Konerko hit a career-high three home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning, to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 10-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Konerko, who drove in a career-high seven runs, became the 12th player in White Sox history to hit three homers in a game.

Konerko homered in the second, sixth and seventh innings. His grand slam in the sixth gave Chicago a 5-3 lead. He has 16 homers for the season.

The White Sox have won 15 of 21 games.

Chicago's Mark Buehrle, selected Sunday to his fourth All-Star game, gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings. Buehrle (9-2) struck out three and walked one.

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