Chicago White Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-1

The first thing White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen noticed hours before the team's 5-1 victory Saturday against the Kansas City Royals was the meager number of media members in attendance.

''How come when we were going bad, there were 40 people here saying: 'Ozzie, why aren't you getting along with [general manager] Kenny [Williams]? What's wrong with your team?''' Guillen said.

Perhaps controversy does feed the beast more than a ho-hum winning team.

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White Sox slugger Paul Konerko will be on the American League All-Star team after all. He will replace Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who suffered a concussion several days ago and won't play in the game Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.

AL manager Joe Girardi was able to select Morneau's replacement and chose Konerko, who will be making his fourth All-Star appearance. He also was selected in 2002, 2005 and 2006.

''It's good news,'' said Konerko, who is hitti...