Updated: March 18, 2014 7:11PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox lefthander Jose Quintana faced nine Oakland A’s without retiring a batter on Tuesday, leaving the White Sox’ Cactus League game in the first inning after one trip through the A’s lineup.
Considered to be the team’s second-best starting pitcher behind Chris Sale, Quintana uncharacteristically struggled with his location, walking two and allowing seven hits including a three-run homer to No. 3 batter Jed Lowrie, an RBI double to Michael Taylor and a two-run triple to ninth-place hitter Sam Fuld before manager Robin Ventura removed him from the game. The A’s added two runs in the inning against reliever Deunte Heath and led 9-0 before the Sox came to bat.
Quintana had given up 11 runs over six innings in his previous three starts. He was removed from his second start against Arizona after behind hit on the shin by a line drive in the first inning, but has since said the shin is fine.
He gave up seven runs on six hits and three walks over three innings in his last start against the Angels in Tempe.
Lowrie hits 3-run homer; A’s rout White Sox 16-6
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a nine-run first inning off Jose Quintana and Sam Fuld added a two-run triple, starting the Oakland Athletics to a 16-6 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.
Quintana faced nine batters and didn’t get any outs, allowing nine runs, seven hits and two walks.
Oakland starter Jesse Chavez improved to 4-0, giving up two runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings. A’s manager Bob Melvin indicated before the game that Chavez will be part of the team’s starting rotation.
Jordan Danks hit a two-run homer and a solo shot for Chicago. Conor Gillaspie and Tyler Flowers hit solo homers.