Konerko named AL Player of Week

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

Konerko batted .435 with three home runs and four RBIs in six games last week. The highlight of his week came on Wednesday when his 400th career home run tied the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning with the Sox eventually losing the game in the 14th inning.

Konerko is the second straight White Sox player to win Player of the Week. Philip Humber won the honor after throwing a perfect game on April 21 against the Seattle Mariners.