Detroit Tigers defeat Chicago White Sox, 13-8
Assume the worst and hope for the best.
It's a philosophy White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen follows when it comes to the Minnesota Twins.
''I expect them to win every game, and when I look at the scoreboard and they're winning, I don't get crushed,'' he said.
Even after dropping an ugly game 13-8 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday -- losing the series 2-1 and the six-game homestand 2-4 in the process -- Guillen insisted he was disappointed but not discouraged.
The monthly ''Heart and Hustle'' award has gone to several White Sox players, but to manager Ozzie Guillen, leadoff man Juan Pierre is the one who deserves it daily.
''A lot of people don't believe a leadoff hitter sparks everything, but this guy, I don't know where we'd be without him,'' Guillen said. ''You see JP come to the park every day, and he hustles. No one can take that away from him.''
The leadoff spot was a concern for Guillen when Scott Podsednik wasn't r...