Konerko Hits Two Bombs in White Sox's Win

Contreras gets second win against Orioles this season
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2008 7:43 PM CDT
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie looks out from the dugout after being pulled during the sixth inning of their 6-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, April 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – Paul Konerko hit a pair of home runs to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 Sunday. Hitting just .197 with three homers coming in, Konerko connected off Jeremy Guthrie leading off the second and sixth innings. Jose Contreras (2-2) earned his second win against Baltimore this season, giving up Brian Roberts' home run in the third.

Contreras allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out three in 6 2-3 innings while Guthrie (0-3) gave up three runs in five-plus, allowing five hits and two walks, striking out five. In the sixth, A.J. Pierzynski followed Konerko's homer with a single and Matt Albers replaced Guthrie. The teams split a doubleheader Saturday and finish the four-game series Monday afternoon.