Sox's Konerko named AL Player of Week

Paul Konerko

of the

Chicago White Sox

was named  the

American League

player of the week for hitting .435 (10-for-23) with three home runs and four RBI.

It was the fifth time Konerko has won the award, the last time coming a year ago April.

Konerko sat out Sunday’s game with a stiff neck but should play when the White Sox host Cleveland starting Tuesday night.

It is the second straight honor for the White Sox. Pitcher

Philip Humber

won the week before after throwing the 21st perfect game in history. Konerko and then teammate

Carlos Quentin

also won back-to-back honors last April.

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