Quintana, White Sox top Braves 3-1
BY TONI GINNETTI firstname.lastname@example.org July 21, 2013 4:01PM
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers to the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)
Updated: July 21, 2013 6:26PM
Jose Quintana worked through a leg problem Sunday to give the White Sox nearly six innings in their 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves at U.S. Cellular Field.
Quintana (5-2) escaped back-to-back bases loaded situations in the second and third innings, preventing the Braves from scoring with the help of two flashing inning-ending double plays. The first one came when Reed Johnson lined out to shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who doubled Brian McCann off second.
The next came when Jeff Keppinger, playing second base, got a line drive off the bat of McCann and doubled off Freddie Freeman at first.
The Braves scored their lone run in the fifth on three singles off Quintana.
The Sox scored once in the first on Adam Dunn’s RBI single off Braves starter Mike Minor, who went the distance in the loss (9-5). They added a run in the third when Alejandro De Aza doubled and came home on Alex Rios’ single. They scored an unearned run in the sixth when Rios singled, stole second, took third on an error allowing Dunn to reach and came home on Dayan Viciedo’s sacrifice fly.
Four pitchers worked in relief of Quintana, the last closer Addison Reed who got his 25th save.
The victory gave the Sox the series in their last interleague series of the season.