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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Konerko.’

Konerko collects milestone in White Sox’ win

 

Paul Konerko (courtesy MLBpressbox.com)

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko delivered a tie-breaking three-run home run in the fourth inning, the 400th of his career in leading his team to a 12-6 win over the slumping Cleveland Indians.

Konerko’s hitting streak is now at 13 games and he leads the major leagues with a .339 batting average.

The 36-year-old Konerko has also played for the Dodgers and Reds.

He is a 5-time All-Star; won the American League Comeback Player of the Year in 2004; was a World Series champion with the White Sox in 2005 and has been the ChiSox captain since 2006.

 

Info compiled from the Chicago White Sox, MLB, Radio & TV news

 

 

White Sox Peavy named AL Pitcher of the Month for April

 

Jake Peavy, right-handed pitcher of the Chicago White Sox has been named American League Pitcher of the Month for April.  It is the fifth career monthly award for Peavy and first for a White Sox pitcher since Gavin Floyd won in June 2010.

The 30-year-old Peavy, went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA (7 ER/37.2 IP), 33 strikeouts, two complete games and one shutout in five starts during the month.  He led the AL in ERA, opponents average (.162) and complete games and tied for the lead in shutouts and quality starts (5).

Jake Peavy with Padres (2006 photo by SD Dirk via wikipedia commons)

Peavy has allowed two runs in 25.0 IP over his last three starts, including a streak of 17.0 consecutive scoreless IP from April 18-28.  He has thrown back-to-back complete games for the first time in his career, becoming the first White Sox pitcher since Mark Buehrle on July 17-23, 2010 to accomplish the feat, including his sixth career shutout on April 23 at Oakland.

It is the third AL honor received by a White Sox player in 2012.  Philip Humber was named AL Player of the Week for April 16-22 after throwing the 21st perfect game in major-league history on April 21 at Seattle, and Paul Konerko received the honor for April 23-29.

The Mobile, Alabama native has a career-record of 112-82, with an ERA of 3.43, 1,587 strikeouts, 6 shutouts, 11 complete games.

The three-time All-Star played for the San Diego Padres from 2002-2009 before being traded to the White Sox.

 

Info compiled from Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball & MLBpressbox.com

Cabrera, Konerko named AL Co-Players of the Week

 

Asdrubal Cabrera (file photo)Paul Konerko (file photo)

Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko were named co-American League Players of the Week, for the period ending April 10.

Cabrera earned the weekly honor by hitting (9-for-25) in six games, keeping the Indians atop the American League Central Division. Cabrera and Konerko each had league bests with three home runs and eight RBI’s. Cabrera was second in the AL with 19 total bases, tied for third with five runs scored and fourth with a .790 slugging percentage.

This is Cabrera’s second career weekly award, the last coming on September 15, 2008.

Konerko entered Monday on a 10-game hitting streak dating to 2010, and opened the season by driving in a run in Chicago’s first seven games, a new franchise record. This is Konerko’s fourth player of the week award.

Konerko’s award comes after the 35-year-old first baseman hit .417 (10-24) in six games during the week. Along with matching Cabrera’s home run and RBI totals, he posted a .760 slugging percentage and a .385 on-base percentage.

The former LA Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds player by winning the award, marks the second straight week a member of the White Sox has earned the honor, following Carlos Quentin in the season’s opening week. Quentin and Konerko are the first teammates to earn the AL honor in consecutive weeks since Chicago’s Jim Thome and Mark Buehrle (July 20 and July 27, 2009, respectively)

 

Info courtesy of MLBpressbox.com

 

Indians Update: Manny makes debut as White Sox beat Cleveland (Wednesday)

Former Indians star Manny Ramirez made his debut for the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Wearing his Number 99, Manny went 1 for 3 in his return to the American League after 2 1/2 seasons with Los Angeles. He admitted he was rusty because of injuries which have limited him to only five starts since June 29.

Paul Konerko (MLB)

The real hero for Chicago was Paul Konerko who connected on a three-run homer in the eighth inning to give the White Sox a 6-4 win and a three-game sweep of Cleveland.

With the win, Chicago improved to 3-0 on a critical 10-game trip as it to keep first-place Minnesota in its sights for a comeback in the American League Central.

GAME NOTES

* With Manny Ramirez on the roster, the White Sox are the second team in history to have players with at least 300 (Paul Konerko), 400 (Andruw Jones) and 500 (Manny Ramirez). The 2002 Texas Rangers were the first with Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez and Rafael Palmeiro.

compiled from staff and MLB news

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NOTES

compiled by the megasportsnews.com staff

Heath Bell Padres (mlb)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

The San Diego Padres shut down the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-0.

The Padres have won 12 of 14 and is in first place in the National League heading into May for the first time since 1998 when the club won the National League pennant.

San Diego won their eighth straight home game, including four shutouts, and have outscored opponents 37-10. The Padres 9-2 home record is the best in the National League.

Milwaukee lost for the seventh time in eight games and has been held scoreless in 22 straight innings.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Evan Longoria Tampa Bay (mlb)

Kansas City Royals beat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2.

Evan Longoria homered and knocked in two RBI’s for the Rays, who lost for just the third time in the last 17 games. Tampa Bay ended April with a 17-6 record.

Paul Konerko White Sox (mlb)

The New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox, 6-4.

Paul Konerko set a White Sox record with his major league-best 11th homer in April but Chicago lost for the 12th time in its last 14 games in New York.

Alex Gonzalez Toronto (mlb)

The Toronto Blue Jays knocked out the Oakland A’s, 10-2.

Alex Gonzalez hit two home runs and Vernon Wells also connected.

Gonzalez, has hit seven home runs this month, a team record for a shortstop in April. Marco Scutaro hit five last April.

Toronto, which leads the American League in home runs with 32, sent the A’s to their sisth straight road loss.

In 10 innings, Baltimore beat Boston, 5-4 in Baltimore.

The Orioles record of 5-18 is still the worst in the majors.

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