Chicago White Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-1

It took five starts, 29 days and numerous sleepless nights from White Sox personnel, but the Jake Peavy ''rough patch'' is over.

The right-handed ace had been talking a better game than actually pitching one since January. But after his outing Monday, no talk was needed.

Peavy went seven-plus scoreless innings, allowing only four hits, walking one and fanning nine in the 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

No one was more excited about Peavy's first win than ...

There's the Jake Peavy everyone's been waiting on.

The guy in the No. 44 jersey Monday night, mowing down Kansas City Royals left and right as the White Sox breezed to a 5-1 series-opening victory. The innings-eater turning in seven-plus innings of scoreless ball, striking out nine and walking just one. The pitcher strongly resembling the Peavy who has won a Cy Young.

That Peavy, for whatever reason, is about a month late in arriving to the Sox' rotation.

"I got w...