Dunn, Konerko homer in White Sox's win over A's

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox spoiled the debut of Oakland interim manager Bob Melvin, beating the Athletics 9-4 on Thursday night.

Melvin replaced Bob Geren earlier in the day, but the change couldn't keep Oakland from its 10th straight defeat.

Mark Buehrle (6-4) threw seven strong innings and improved to 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA in his last seven starts. He allowed seven hits and three runs.

Dunn was back in the lineup after sitting out two games. He was hit by a pitch and scored in Chicago's three-run second. He homered for the first time since May 24, a two-run shot in the third.

Trevor Cahill (6-4) lasted just 2 2-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.