Minnesota Twins defeat Chicago White Sox, 8-5

It would seem like an odd time to hand out guarantees about next season.

Then again, this is White Sox baseball.

''Next year, if we can keep the same guys, we're going to hurt some people -- we'll be good,'' Sox outfielder Alex Rios said Thursday.

''I don't see this season as a failure. We proved to ourselves that we can play hard. The only bad thing about this season, really, was the slow start. After that, we played some good baseball, and everyone saw it. If we...