May 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox did what was expected of them on Friday night and took care of business against the Houston Astros by a 7-2 score Minute Maid Park.
For the White Sox, Jose Quintana (2-3) went just five innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He averaged one strikeout per inning pitched, finishing eight five strikeouts for the win.
The bullpen of the White Sox (four pitchers) combined to allowed no runs in four innings, which, to be honest, was a big surprise.
Again, since we are being honest, this win was expected, and anything less would be a disappointment. No disrespect to the Astros, but there are times when you feel a team should win a game and a series, and this is one of those for the White Sox.
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The White Sox finished 5-for-14 with RISP, stranding 10 runners.
Collin McHugh was charged with the loss, falling to 2-2 on the season.
Each team finished with nine hits. All seven of the White Sox runs came in the sixth and eighth innings, with a four-run sixth and three-run eighth.
Tomorrow the White Sox and Astros will play at 3:10 p.m. CT with the White Sox sending Hector Noesi to the mound, as he is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA.
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