Chris Sale, Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn made it to the American League All-Star team. A.J. Pierzynski did not. And Jake Peavy still has a shot.

That's how Sunday's All-Star proceedings shook out for the White Sox. Sale, who is 9-2 with a 2.27 ERA in his first season as a starting pitcher, was named for the first time. Konerko is now a six-time All-Star first baseman, and Dunn is a two-time All-Star who also made the National League team with the Cincinnati Reds in 2002.

Peavy, like Dunn a candidate for Comeback Player of the Year, is a Final Vote candidate. He was most happy for Sale, a 23-year-old left-hander who responded to handshakes and hugs from teammates with an ear-to-ear smile.

''It's awesome,'' Sale said. "It's something I've honestly thought about for a long time since I was a kid, playing baseball, being a fan of baseball. I was kind of speechless. It was just crazy.''

Sale is 6-0 with a 1.73 ERA over his last six starts. He leads the AL in ERA and is second with a 0.97 WHIP (walks and hits to innings pitched) and opponent batting average (.198).

''It's been an incredible ride,'' Sale said. ''I wish I could sit here and tell you I did this all by myself, but I've had two catchers behind the plate; the defense is behind me, scoring runs when I'm out there.''

Konerko is batting .335 with 14 homers and 40 RBI. Dunn is .213 with 24 homers and 58 RBI.