Konerko Grand Slam Helps Give White Sox 8-1 Victory Over Indians


CHICAGO (AP) — Brent Morel hit two homers and Paul Konerko had a grand slam, lifting the Chicago White Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.


Morel hit a solo shot off Indians starter David Huff (2-4) in the third and a three-run homer off Frank Herrmann in the seventh — both on the first pitch. It was Morel’s first career multi-homer game and his four RBIs were a career-high.


Konerko’s 10th career grand slam tied Robin Ventura’s White Sox record and capped Chicago’s seven-run seventh.


Gavin Floyd struck out four and held Cleveland to one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. Matt Thornton (1-4) retired all four batters he faced, striking out three.


Huff gave up three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings, striking out five, as the Indians lost their fourth straight.


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