Former Blue Jay Moises Sierra slugged a solo homer and doubled
while Tyler Flowers delivered a two-run single for the White Sox,
who finished a long road trip at 4-7. Quintana (5-7) yielded three
hits and two walks while striking out seven to finish the trip with
a 2-0 record and an ERA of 1.29 in three starts.
Mark Buehrle (10-5) lost his fourth straight decision despite
allowing only two runs in eight innings in his second career start
against his former team. Toronto got just one runner to third base
while losing for the third consecutive time and falling to 7-15
since its six-game winning streak ended earlier this month.
Quintana fanned the first two batters in the second inning and
Chicago took the lead in the next frame as Gordon Beckham doubled
with one out and scored on Jose Abreu's single. Sierra smacked a
homer to left in the fourth to make it 2-0 and Quintana took over
The 25-year-old faced just two over the minimum until the sixth,
when he retired pinch hitter Jose Bautista with the bases loaded to
thwart the Blue Jays' best threat. Eric Surkamp worked a perfect
eighth and Flowers followed a walk and a double by Sierra with a
base hit to center in the ninth to cap the scoring.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago recorded its first four-game road series win
since capturing three of four at Minnesota from Aug. 15-18, 2013.
... The at-bat for Bautista was his first action since June 22, when
he suffered a hamstring injury. ... The White Sox return home Monday
to host the Los Angeles Angels in the first of three games. Toronto
has a day off before it welcomes Milwaukee for a two-game series.
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