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Konerko hits go-ahead HR, White Sox sweep Indians

5:17 PM, May 27, 2012   |    comments
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CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 12-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.  

Konerko battled back from an 0-2 count against Ubaldo Jimenez in the fourth inning and deposited the eighth pitch of the at-bat into the left-center field seats to give Chicago a 7-4 lead.   Konerko finished with two hits and four RBIs, and raised his average to a majors-best .399.  

Johnny Damon hit a three-run homer for the Indians, his first of the season, and Jimenez (5-4) struggled over four-plus innings. He gave up seven runs and seven hits, walked four and struck out three.  

Gavin Floyd (4-5) wasn't much better. He allowed five runs on 10 hits over five-plus innings. He also hit three batters with pitches.

The Associated Press

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