Dunn hits 400th career homer

Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn hit his 400th career homer in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals.

Dunn belted a two-run shot for his 400th career homer, but the Chicago White Sox lost 9-4 at the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

”It’s just about the worst-case scenario, getting it like this,” Dunn said. ”We’ve played two bad games. Tonight was a disaster from the get-go. Obviously, I would have wanted it to come in a win.”

Chicago trailed 5-2 before Dunn drove a 2-2 pitch from Tim Collins over the wall in left-center in the eighth.

Dunn is one of 11 active players with 400 homers and No. 50 to reach the mark overall. The burly slugger and Paul Konerko are the first teammates to reach 400 career homers in the same season.

”It got us close,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ”It’s an accomplishment – 400, that’s a lot of home runs.”