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White Sox pound D-Backs, take series

Jun 20, 2011 - 1:46 AM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Paul Konerko homered for the third straight day as Chicago beat Arizona, 8-2, in the rubber match of a three-game interleague series.

Philip Humber (7-3) lasted 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk to earn his fourth straight win.

"If you look at his stuff, it's not luck," Konerko said of Humber. "He's got a good arm, he's got all the pitches and he's got the location. I think he's on his way."

Alex Rios also went deep for the White Sox, who won two in a row after dropping their previous three.

Josh Collmenter (4-3) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five in defeat.

Justin Upton was 3-for-4 and knocked in a run, but Arizona lost for the fourth time in six games.

Collmenter retired the first nine batters he faced before Juan Pierre led off the fourth with a single. Omar Vizquel followed with a single into center field that moved Pierre to third and Alexei Ramirez then hit an RBI groundout to give Chicago a one-run advantage.

The White Sox added to their lead in the seventh inning when Konerko hammered an 0-1 fastball into the left-field bleachers and two batters later, Rios pulled an 0-2 fastball into almost the same spot.

"I felt good," Collmenter said. "Everything felt good, I had good command and I was back to my normal stuff, and other than the seventh inning, everything went well."

Chicago put the game out of reach in the eighth. Ramirez added his second run- scoring groundout of the night to go along with a Brent Lillibridge RBI single and a three-run double by A.J. Pierzynski to make it an 8-0 game.

Arizona put a couple runs on the board in the eighth when Ryan Roberts doubled in Gerardo Parra and later crossed the plate on an Upton base-hit, but it was too little, too late.

The D-Backs later loaded the bases with two outs in the inning, but pinch- hitter Kelly Johnson hit a weak grounder to second base for the easy force out to end the inning.

Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Arizona had a chance to take control of the game but would fail to push a run across the plate. With men on first and second and two down, Humber threw a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position. But he was able to get himself out of the jam by fanning Roberts on a 3-2 slider to end the inning.

Game Notes

Arizona fell to 4-2 in interleague play this season...Chicago also has a 4-2 mark in interleague matches...Chicago went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position but stranded just four men on base...The D-Backs hit 1-for-7 with RISP and left seven on the bases.