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Published: Tuesday, 4/14/2009

Tigers fall to White Sox's record 300-homer sluggers

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DETROIT - Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko didn't even have time to make a wager.

Dye and Konerko reached 300 career homers with consecutive drives in the second inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 10-6 Monday.

Carlos Quentin went 4-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs for the White Sox, who finished with 16 hits. Dye went 3-for-5, and Konerko had four hits and three RBIs.

Dye and Konerko became the first teammates to hit century milestone home runs of at least 300 in the same game, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

"We talked about starting a pool or something of who would get there first in the dugout before the game," Konerko said. "We probably would have if it had went one more day."

Ramon Santiago hit a three-run homer and Josh Anderson had three RBIs for Detroit, which had won three straight. Santiago finished with three hits.

Dye hit a 2-1 pitch from Zach Miner (1-1) over the wall in left-center leading off the second. Konerko went deep on a full-count offering to make it 2-0. It was the second homer of the year for both.

Miner allowed eight runs and nine hits, including three homers, in 31/3 innings.

"Zach had a bad day, a terrible day," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.

Dye said, "I think we're just good hitters with power. I think we both hit a lot of line drives that are able to get out of the ballpark. You look at Jim [teammate Jim Thome] and he's 250 ahead of us. So I don't know if you can call us home-run hitters."

The White Sox won their third straight game but lost center fielder Dewayne Wise to a separated shoulder in the fifth. Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said Wise would be out four to six weeks.

Gavin Floyd (1-1) lasted five innings to get the win. He gave up six runs and five hits, walked seven and struck out two.



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