Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko singles against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Updated: April 25, 2012 4:58PM
OAKLAND—Paul Konerko hit his 400th career home run Wednesday, and he picked a dramatic time to achieve the feat.
Leading off the ninth inning against Oakland A’s closer Grant Balfour, Konerko hit the first pitch over the 367-foot sign in left field to put the Sox in a 2-2 tie.
It was Konerko’s fourth home run of the season.
Chris Sale pitched eight strong innings for the Sox, giving way to Addison Reed in the bottom of the ninth.