Contreras stops Kansas City

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:39 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jose Contreras won his debut for the Chicago White Sox, and Paul Konerko hit a grand slam to tie for the AL home run lead in an 12-4 rout of Kansas City on Tuesday night.

Contreras (9-5), obtained from the New York Yankees on Saturday for slumping All-Star Esteban Loaiza, was given a 7-0 lead by the fifth inning and left after the sixth, when Chicago extended its lead to 10-4 on Aaron Rowand’s three-run home run. Contreras gave up four runs, two earned, and five hits in six innings, striking out three and walking one.

Kansas City first baseman Mike Sweeney left in the fifth inning because of back spasms. Sweeney missed six games last month with stiffness in his back. He was on the disabled list for 45 games with back problems last year, when he played in 108 games, the fewest since he became a regular in 1999.

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