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|White Sox Win Again
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Konerko hit his 19th home run to snap an eighth-inning tie and the Chicago White Sox won their 11th straight game, beating the struggling Cubs 3-2 on Saturday.
The White Sox are on their longest win streak since a 12-game run in June 1961, and they can thank Konerko for keeping it going. He broke a 2-all tie with one out in the eighth when he connected off reliever Andrew Cashner (0-1), sending the White Sox to their 15th victory in 16 games.
Konerko turned on a 1-2 pitch and the ball reached the left-center seats in a hurry. Fans broke into a ``Paulie! Paulie!'' chant as he circled the bases, drawing a curtain call from the slugger.
The home run made a winner of J.J. Putz (4-2), who pitched a scoreless eighth after Freddy Garcia went seven innings.
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