Adam Dunn: 42 HR’s behind Dave Kingman…and 543 BB’s ahead of him.
Adam Dunn hoped his 400th home run would be a meaningful blast.
Though his two-run homer to left field momentarily cut the White Sox’ deficit to one run, he wasn’t in a celebratory mood after a 9-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Dunn’s 428-foot blast off left-handed reliever Tim Collins reduced the Royals lead to 5-4 in the top of the eighth inning. But Kansas City rallied for four runs in the eighth inning and rolled to its second straight win over the White Sox, who committed a season-high four errors.
Kevin Youkilis also reached a milestone immediately before Dunn homered with a single, the 1,000th hit of his career.
“It’s the worst-case scenario,” Dunn said. “We played two bad games. It was just a disaster from the get-go. It’s hard to enjoy. I wish it would have obviously come in a win for sure. That makes anything a lot better.”
...Dunn’s home run was a part of baseball history as he and Paul Konerko—who hit his 400th home run on April 25 in Oakland—are the first set of teammates ever to hit their 400th home runs in the same season.
Posted: August 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM | 113 comment(s)
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