CHICAGO(AP) Before the game, Chicago manager
listed names from his team who he felt deserved to play in the All-Star game. He forgot to mention
The slugger promptly got Guillen's attention by hitting a career-high three home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam in
the sixth inning, to lead the
to a 10-6 victory over the
on Tuesday night.
Konerko, who drove in a career-high seven RBIs, became the 12th player in
history to hit three homers in a game.
''I feel bad because earlier I mention a couple of names, but I didn't say
. That's embarrassing when you leave (off one) of the most consistent players all year and his name was not there when I mention
the guys that should be there. I don't think that's fair, I apologize to PK,'' said Guillen.
After being selected to his fourth All-Star game Sunday,
(9-2) allowed three runs and scattered seven hits in seven innings. He struck out three and allowed just one walk.
For the first time in his career Buehrle will being going to the All-Star without Konerko.
''Three years that I have been in, he's been to all three and this is the first year I'm going without him. I told him I don't
know what to do without him there. He said he's got to cut the cord, said, 'Kid you have to grow up and do your own thing
and go without me,''' said Buehrle.
added a two-run home run for the
in the seventh inning, who have won 15 of their last 21 games.
Trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning, Ramirez doubled with one out off Indians starter
(2-7) and advanced to third on
's single. Sowers' night ended when he walked
to load the bases. Then Konerko greeted Indians reliever
by hitting his second homer of the game on a 2-0 fastball into the left field seats. It was his eighth career grand slam.
''It was one of those days where I didn't feel all that different going into it. It was just having good at-bats and making
good decisions,'' said Konerko. ''The grand slam, obviously got bases loaded and got ahead in the count so you're feeling
good about getting a pitch to drive to the outfield. A good time in the year to do it. A couple of those balls don't go early
in the year and that's what you wait for hopefully in the summer here.''
Later in the inning,
hit an RBI double to center to put Chicago up 6-3.
is struggling to find help from his rotation and his bullpen.
''There's never been more opportunity then there is out in the bullpen right now. There's never been more opportunity for
starting pitchers, then we have going right now. Somebody is going to have to step up. We're going to keep trying guys,''
After getting a loud standing ovation before his at-bat in the seventh, Konerko hit a two-run home run into the
bullpen in left for his 16th of the season. He also tagged Sowers for a solo shot in the second inning. Konerko has 24 multi-homer
games in his career.
was the last
to hit three home runs in a game on July 30, 2003.
Sowers allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
homered twice and Shin-Soo Choo added a solo shot for Cleveland. Sizemore homered on a 3-1 pitch off Buehrle in the first
In the fourth inning, Choo doubled and scored on
's RBI single.
With two outs in the sixth, Choo hit his 13th homer of the season to center.
Sizemore hit a two-run homer of
D.J. Carrasco in the eighth inning for his 13th season
added an RBI single off
in the ninth.
made a trade before the game, acquiring reliever
for minor league infielder Brandon Allen. Pena was 5-3 with a 4.24 ERA in 37 games for the Diamondbacks this season. The
for assignment to make room for Pena. ... Konerko is the third player to hit three homers in a game this season. Angels OF
did it on June 13 and Dodgers OF
accomplished it on June 26.