Dunn hits 400th home run

KANSAS CITY — Adam Dunn wanted his 400th career homer to be meaningful, and he got his wish.

Dunn hit his milestone blast in the eighth inning against Royals left-hander Tim Collins to pull the Sox to within 5-4 in the eighth inning of their game at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night. The ball was hit to left-center field and traveled 428 feet.

The homer came after Kevin Youkilis singled for his 1,000th career hit.

Paul Konerko hit his 400th earlier this season. Dunn and Konerko are the first set of teammates to hit 400 in the same season.

Dunn leads the majors with 35 home runs this season.

“Hopefully [No. 400] happens in a big situation — a meaningful home run and not just a homer that doesn’t mean anything,” Dunn said this week.

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