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Paul Konerko hits 400th home run

Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko singles against OaklAthletics during fourth inning baseball game Wednesday April 25 2012 OaklCalif. (AP Photo/Marcio

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)

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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.

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