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Pirates 3, White Sox 0: Two nights in Pittsburgh, zero runs

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Jose Quintana is hung out to dry yet again as losing streak hits five games

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Well, after getting swept by the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, the White Sox one-upped themselves by scoring zero runs against the Pirates over two games in Pittsburgh.

Give the White Sox some credit: They doubled their hit total from Monday night with a whopping four (all singles). They also had four chances with runners in scoring position, as opposed to three the night before. And hey, they actually brought the tying run to the plate in the late innings, as Adam LaRoche came off the bench in the seventh with runners on first and second and two outs. Clint Hurdle didn't flinch. He stuck with starter Charlie Morton, and Morton induced one of his 14 groundouts on the day. That was the last threat as the Sox sulked to their fifth consecutive loss.

Jose Quintana pitched OK. The Pirates cobbled together a run in the third, and punished single mistakes for solo homers in the fourth and sixth innings, but he struck out six with just one walk over six innings. The script said that Quintana was doomed after Andrew McCutchen's RBI single -- on a curveball at his ankles -- and so now he's 3-7 on the season.

So ... what else is there...

Oh, Adam Eaton stole a base. The Pirates went 3-for-4 in that department, but Geovany Soto did throw out Josh Harrison to end the inning.

And they didn't commit an error. Melky Cabrera's throw home on the McCutchen single couldn't be cut off, and allowed him to take second base, but he didn't score.

That's about it.

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