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Twins 4, White Sox 1: Back to normal for Quintana

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Sox offense generates next to nothing, as Quintana is hard luck loser.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Last time out, Jose Quintana got uncharacteristically bombed by the Detroit Tigers. This time, it was back to the Quintana that we all know well. Jose threw 6 13 innings and gave up two runs, but left trailing 2-0. That lead grew to 4-0 when Miguel Sano bombed one into the center field bleachers off of Nate Jones in the eighth.

The White Sox threatened in the final three innings of the game. Avisail Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez each had one out singles in the seventh. Rick Renteria called on Geovany Soto to pinch hit, and Soto hit a smash, but right fielder Max Kepler made the catch. Jacob May followed with a bounceout to second to end the threat.

In the eighth, Melky Cabrera drew a lead off walk, which was followed by a smash single from Tim Anderson. Jose Abreu hit a pop foul that Joe Mauer made a nice catch on, but Todd Frazier walked to load the bases. Matt Davidson, who pinch hit in the seventh, struck out swinging. The Twins would call on closer Brandon Kintzler, who promptly drilled Avi’s jersey to finally bring home a White Sox run. Up came Yolmer Sanchez, who struck out to end the inning.

Soto would draw a lead-off walk in the ninth, but Leury Garcia hit into a force out and Cabrera and Anderson would pop out to end the contest and give the rubber game to the Twins.

Quintana worked out of a jam in the second after a lead-off double and walk by striking out Jorge Polanco and Byron Buxton with a fly to right by Eddie Rosario in between.

The Twins had a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Robbie Grossman smashed a double and Mauer cashed him in with a single.

In the seventh, Polanco took Quintana yard to make it 2-0. Jose would strike out Eddie Rosario and then depart. His final line was 6 13 IP, seven strikeouts, two runs and one walk. He is now 0-2 on the year.

  • Cody Asche got his first Sox hit with a single in the second. It was the Sox only hit until a Jose Abreu single in the sixth. The Sox are 0-3 when Asche starts.
  • Jacob May was 0-3 and has yet to get his first Major League hit.
  • Garcia was 1-3 with an RBI.
  • David Robertson pitched a clean ninth with two strikeouts. It was his first appearance of the season.

Record: 2-3 | Box