In his last day before he is expected to be removed from the regular starting lineup when Jose Abreu is scheduled to return from the disabled list Monday in Los Angeles, Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko looked like the player that was the cornerstone of the Sox’ lineup throughout his career in Chicago when his team took on the Padres at U.S. Cellular Field in Sunday’s series finale.

In a Sox 4-1 win, Konerko drove in three of his team’s four runs. He first broke a scoreless tie when he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. Then in the bottom of the sixth inning, Konerko added to a one-run Sox lead when he hit a two-RBI double to score the final runs of the game.

Sox starter Chris Sale pitched a complete game and earned the win to move to 5-0, the first to do so on the south side since Mark Buehrle starterd the 2009 season 5-0.