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Konerko earns Player of the Week honors

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was named the American League Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Konerko hit .583 (14-for-24) with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs in six games to earn the award. He has won the award twice this season and six times in his career.

The 36-year-old Konerko currently has a 14-game hitting streak. During the streak, his average has risen from .333 to .395, which leads the majors, and he has hit five home runs and 15 RBIs. His longest career hitting streak is 18 games in 2002.

Konerko hit his 400th White Sox home run on Sunday and trails only Frank Thomas’ 448 homers for most in franchise history. Konerko has 407 career home runs.

White Sox pitcher Philip Humber also won the American League Player of the Week earlier this season.