Chicago White Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A one-word text response spoke volumes.

Asked on Saturday if he was ''losing patience,'' general manager Ken Williams waited a good 10 minutes to fire back: ''Yes.''

A cryptic ''yes'' at that, period at the end and all.

It was just 12 days ago that the White Sox' GM sat in the home dugout of The Cell, suit on, smile flashing. He answered a barrage of questions that afternoon, even addressing his patience level.

''Let's just say I'm patient e...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In 2004, the Boston Red Sox had their ''idiots.'' Now, White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy wants his team to start playing like ''dirtbags.''

As Peavy sees it, if the Sox want to save their season, it's time for them to get dirty and nasty.

''We've got to be a bunch of dirtbags that just don't quit,'' Peavy said after the Sox' 5-4 comeback victory Saturday against the Kansas City Royals at rainy Kauffman Stadium. ''Don't be afraid to get dirty, do t...