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Konerko, Dye hit 300-homer mark as ChiSox hit Tigers hard

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DETROIT -- Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko didn't even have time to make a wager.

Dye and Konerko reached 300 career homers with consecutive drives in the second inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 10-6 on Monday.

Carlos Quentin went 4-for-4 with two homers and four RBI for the White Sox, who finished with 16 hits. Dye went 3-for-5, and Konerko had four hits and three RBI.

Dye and Konerko became the first teammates to hit century milestone home runs of at least 300 in the same game, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

"We talked about starting a pool or something of who would get there first in the dugout before the game," Konerko said. "We probably would have if it had went one more day."

Ramon Santiago hit a three-run homer and Josh Anderson had three RBI for Detroit, which had won three in a row. Santiago finished with three hits.

Dye hit a 2-1 pitch from Zach Miner (1-1) over the wall in left-center leading off the second. Konerko went deep on a full-count offering to make it 2-0. It was the second homer of the year for both.

"I think we're just good hitters with power," Dye said. "I think we both hit a lot of line drives that are able to get out of the ballpark. You look at Jim [teammate Jim Thome] and he's 250 ahead of us. So I don't know if you can call us home run hitters."

Chicago added four more in the third. Quentin singled in a run, Konerko doubled in a pair and Alexei Ramirez's RBI single made it 6-1.

The White Sox won their third consecutive game but lost center fielder Dewayne Wise to a separated shoulder in the fifth. With runners on first and second and Chicago leading 8-4, Wise robbed Santiago with a fine grab in deep right-center field. Anderson doubled in two runs for the Tigers later in the inning.

"I think he saved the game," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said of Wise's catch. "When he made that play, that was the game right there."

Wise was replaced by Brian Anderson. Guillen said he would be out four to six weeks.

Miner allowed eight runs and nine hits, including three homers, in 3 1/3 innings.

"Zach had a bad day, a terrible day," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.

Gavin Floyd (1-1) lasted five innings to get the win. He gave up six runs and five hits, walked seven and struck out two.

"Just really tried to keep our team in the ballgame," Floyd said. "Just one of those games I didn't feel great."

D.J. Carrasco, Matt Thornton and Scott Linebrink combined for four scoreless relief innings.

Santiago's two-out drive in the third cut Chicago's lead to 6-4 but Quentin responded with a two-run shot in the fourth. He hit his fourth homer of the season in the sixth and Konerko doubled in Dye to make it 10-6.

Anderson singled in a run in the second for his first hit and RBI with the Tigers.

Notes

  • Former Detroit pitcher Mark "the Bird" Fidrych was found dead Monday in an apparent accident at his Northborough, Mass., farm. He was 54. The colorful right-hander was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1976 when he went 19-9 with a 2.34 ERA. He spent all five of his major league seasons with the Tigers, compiling a 29-19 record and a 3.10 ERA.
  • Detroit acquired Anderson in a trade with the Atlanta Braves on March 30.
  • Chicago 2B Chris Getz, who is from the Detroit suburb of Southfield, missed the game with a stiff elbow.
  • Tigers C Gerald Laird missed the game because he was ill.
  • Detroit relievers' streak of 26 consecutive batters retired was snapped when Konerko led off the fifth with a single.
 
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Jermaine Dye (center) beats Paul Konerko to the 300-homer club by one at-bat in the Sox victory.  (AP)
Jermaine Dye (center) beats Paul Konerko to the 300-homer club by one at-bat in the Sox victory. (AP)

Players of the Game
Chicago

P. Konerko
AB 5
R 2
H 4
HR 1
RBI 4
Detroit

R. Santiago
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Chicago White Sox
Brent Lillibridge, 2B6110034 .100
Josh Fields, 3B5210122 .318
Carlos Quentin, LF5334102 .333
Jim Thome, DH4010111 .217
Jermaine Dye, RF5231013 .370
Paul Konerko, 1B5244002 .346
A.J. Pierzynski, C4010113 .182
Alexei Ramirez, SS5011026 .160
Dewayne Wise, CF3010002 .238
    Brian Anderson, CF0000200 .167
Totals42101610610  
Batting
2B - Brent Lillibridge (1, Miner), Jermaine Dye (1, Bonine), Paul Konerko 2 (3, Miner, Bonine)
HR - Carlos Quentin 2 (4, Miner, Bonine), Jermaine Dye (2, Miner), Paul Konerko (2, Miner)
RBI - Carlos Quentin 4 (8), Jermaine Dye (4), Paul Konerko 4 (6), Alexei Ramirez (3)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Konerko (2), Alexei Ramirez (3)
SB - Brian Anderson 2 (2, 2nd base off Rincon/Treanor, 2nd base off Rincon/Treanor)
Team LOB - 11
Chicago White Sox
Gavin Floyd (W,1-1) 5566721 6.00
D.J. Carrasco 2200110 7.20
Matt Thornton 1100120 0.00
Scott Linebrink 1100020 0.00
WP - Gavin Floyd (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Gavin Floyd 98-49, D.J. Carrasco 28-19, Matt Thornton 23-15, Scott Linebrink 20-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gavin Floyd 6-7, D.J. Carrasco 3-2, Matt Thornton 1-0
Batters Faced - Gavin Floyd 27, D.J. Carrasco 9, Matt Thornton 5, Scott Linebrink 4
Detroit Tigers
Curtis Granderson, CF5000013 .206
Placido Polanco, 2B4010100 .333
Magglio Ordonez, RF2210310 .276
Miguel Cabrera, 1B5010024 .467
Carlos Guillen, DH3310215 .200
Ramon Santiago, SS5133005 .385
Brandon Inge, 3B3000213 .269
Josh Anderson, LF5023012 .182
Matt Treanor, C3000102 .000
   a- Jeff Larish, PH1000001 .222
Totals3669697  
a-flied out for Treanor in the 9th
Batting
2B - Josh Anderson (1, Floyd)
3B - Placido Polanco (1, Thornton)
HR - Ramon Santiago (1, Floyd)
RBI - Ramon Santiago 3 (3), Josh Anderson 3 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Ramon Santiago 3 (3), Josh Anderson 3 (3)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Santiago-Polanco-Cabrera
Detroit Tigers
Zach Miner (L,1-1) 3.1988313 9.00
Eddie Bonine 2.2522141 5.68
Juan Rincon 3200250 5.68
IBB - Pierzynski by Eddie Bonine
Pitches-Strikes - Zach Miner 79-47, Eddie Bonine 59-35, Juan Rincon 50-30
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach Miner 6-2, Eddie Bonine 2-2, Juan Rincon 1-3
Batters Faced - Zach Miner 21, Eddie Bonine 14, Juan Rincon 13
Game Information
Attendance - 21850
Game Time - 3:20
Temperature - 37
Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Jerry Crawford, Third Base - Tom Hallion