Chicago White Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 12-6

There's no question Paul Konerko has been the White Sox' most valuable player this season.

But in the eyes of teammates and manager Ozzie Guillen, the team captain is worthy of the leaguewide honor.

''Hopefully we win [the division] to help him out because I think in the eyes of the voters, that's a big key,'' starter Mark Buehrle said. ''If we don't, he's still had an outstanding year with what he's done for this team.''

On Sunday, Konerko very likely saved the S...