Paul Konerko homers after beaning

Updated: September 17, 2010, 10:01 AM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Not even a pitch to the mouth could take the White Sox's Paul Konerko out of a game.

And to show just how resilient he is, Konerko came back two innings later to hit a home run.

Afterward, he couldn't even talk about it. "I wish I could," he mumbled through a fat lip.

Insisting all week that he will continue to push himself even though the Twins have taken command of the American League Central, the MVP candidate proved it Thursday.

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