Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Jose Quintana gains win No. 3


May 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher

Jose Quintana

(62) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It was good to see Jose Quintana get help from his teammates on the offensive side Monday afternoon, as he was able to gain his third win of the season with the Chicago White Sox defeating the Cleveland Indians, 6-2.

Quintana is now 3-4 overall this season. In 2014, Quintana has 54 strikeouts through 11 starts (67.1 innings pitched).

The season for Quintana also includes allowing 67 hits, 30 runs, four home runs and he’s walked 18. Batters have hit .260 off the left hander with a WHIP if 1.26.

As for Monday’s win, he pitched six innings, allowing two earned runs off five hits and two walks. He struck out five Cleveland batters.

In his “Rapid Reaction” article, ESPN Chicago writer Doug Padilla wrote:

"“The White Sox didn’t open the floodgates, but Quintana must have felt like it with the moderate run support. Since 2012, the 4.16 runs-per-game average that Quintana is getting is second lowest in the American League.”"

He also mentioned since 2012, Quintana leads the Majors with 31 no-decisions.

It was a good day for the White Sox Monday, moving to one game under the .500 mark. Now if only they can continue to take advantage of the quality outings by Quintana as the season continues.

Today’s pitching matchup will be Chicago’s Chris Sale vs. Justin Masterson of the Indians.

In other White Sox news:

• Here is what the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the White Sox.

• Here is a Chicago Tribune video with Dayan Viciedo talking about his home run.

CSN Chicago writes about the first career ejection of Tyler Flowers.

In other AL Central news:

• The Royals lost 9-2 to the Houston Astros Monday, and the Kansas City Star wrote about it.

• Here is an article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and how the Indians are facing injuries.

• The Detroit Free Press writes about how the Detroit  Tigers’ “weak spots” are showing.

• Over at the Minnesota Star Tribune, they wrote about the Minnesota Twins’ 7-2 loss Monday to the Texas Rangers.

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