Kansas City Royals defeat Chicago White Sox, 7-2

Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer and Luke Hochevar pitched six sharp innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday night.

Mike Aviles had three hits, including a solo homer in the ninth, and Scott Podsednik had two hits, including an RBI triple against his former for the Royals, who had 16 hits.

A.J. Pierzynski homered for the White Sox, who had their home four-game winning streak snapped. Overall, the White Sox have lost five of its...

Four words are sure to come up on some restless nights on the South Side: ''I can get better.''

That's what right-hander Jake Peavy was insisting on Tuesday, a day after he threw seven-plus scoreless innings, fanning nine and walking one, to pick up his first victory.

The way Peavy sees it, rock bottom is now behind him.

''I've never thought about having a month like that,'' Peavy said. ''I don't think I've had one season where I've given up five or so runs in mor...