Kansas City Royals defeat Chicago White Sox, 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Sale had better be really good.

The 21-year-old left-handed reliever, who was pitching for Florida Gulf Coast University just three months ago, might end up being the reason the White Sox drown or stay afloat in the pennant race over the next week.

Matt Thornton said Sunday morning that the soreness in his pitching forearm, which was managed earlier in the season, has turned into something worse, and the usually laid-back lefty is concerned ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- His bullpen was beaten up, his team was spinning in the mud in the Central Division standings behind the first-place Minnesota Twins, and of the six games on this road trip, four went extra innings.

Yet White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen knew there were worse places to be after a 3-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals in 10 innings Sunday. He was just having a hard time remembering what those places were.

''A very horse-s--- road trip,'' an angry Guillen...