White Sox left-handed pitcher has quality start against Indians on Saturday. The start resulted in the All-Star pitcher’s 13th victory, ended five game losing streak for White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox ended its six game losing streak on Saturday with an impressive 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Jose Quintana picked up his 13th victory of the season after pitching a quality start against the Indians.
Quintana entered his start on Saturday coming off his shortest outing of the season in his previous start. The All-Star pitcher did experience some trouble early against the Indians on Saturday however.
After the Sox provided Quintana with run support and a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the left-hander loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning. Quintana escaped the bases loaded jam with a double play hit by Carlos Santana. In the second inning, Quintana wasn’t that fortunate but it could have been worse.
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Quintana loaded the bases again in the second inning, but allowed just one run. The lone run came from a RBI single hit by Rajai Davis. After the second inning, Quintana was able to settle down and kept the Indians scoreless.
The Sox offense was able to have a solid night against the Indians. After getting an early 2-0 lead, the Sox offense didn’t score again until the 5th inning. Melky Cabrera added a RBI single in the fifth inning to extend the Sox lead to 3-1.
Todd Frazier moved closer to hitting 40 home runs when he hit his 39th home run in the sixth inning. Frazier now has 96 RBI’s on the season. The last player to hit 40 or more home runs in a season was Adam Dunn in 2012. Dunn hit 41 home runs for the Sox in 2012. This season has been successful for Frazier despite his .225 batting average, a career low. Frazier has surpassed his previous career high in home runs and RBI’s, which were 35 and 89 respectively.
After extending the lead 4-1, the Sox offense scored four runs in the eighth inning. Avisail Garcia Carlos Sanchez, and Leury Garcia each hit RBI singles. Sanchez would later score on a wild pitch by Adam Plutko to extend the Sox lead 8-1.
The win for Quintana was his seventh win against Cleveland in his career. With the quality start from Quintana, he was able to lower his ERA to 3.21. Quintana also notched another 200 innings pitched season with the start.
The Sox will start Carlos Rodon on Sunday against the Indians in the series finale. Rodon will look to help the Sox record its first series victory over the Indians at Progressive Field this season. This will also be the final road game of the season for the Sox.