Chicago White Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 2-1

It's not the cage match between manager and general manager going on across town, but it might be only a matter of time before something gives on the Cubs' side of town, too.

A lost road trip against division doormats and a miserable start to the crosstown series against an also-ran White Sox team has the Cubs facing the reality that a quick change of direction on the field might be the only thing to prevent one off of it.

The immediate implication is the possibility...

The White Sox have won a season-high four consecutive games, their 2-1 victory Saturday against the Cubs another notch in their belt in the crosstown rivalry.

The Cubs have dropped to a season-worst eight games below .500 (27-35) during a stretch in which they have lost nine of their last 12 games.

If there are turning points in seasons, both teams might be seeing theirs now.

''It wasn't like we were snakebitten before,'' said Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, who h...