Chicago White Sox: Indians

Quintana gives White Sox, 'pen a lift

April, 12, 2013
4/12/13
10:22
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By Scott Sargent
Special to ESPNChicago.com
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Jose QuintanaJason Miller/Getty ImagesJose Quintana allowed one hit over seven shutout innings against the Indians on Friday.
CLEVELAND -- On a chilly April night, with his entire left arm wrapped in ice, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana stood outside of his locker and with a deep sigh of relief, he smiled and said: "I'm back, I'm back."

Coming off a four-inning start in his first start against the Seattle Mariners in which he gave up six runs, Quintana took to the mound on Friday night aided by an extra day of rest trying to give his bullpen some much-needed rest.

Quintana delivered -- even if the Sox bats did not in a 1-0 loss to Justin Masterson -- with seven shutout, one-hit innings.

"I threw my pitches well," Quintana said through the help of an interpreter. "My fastball was there today and it allowed be to have a better game."

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Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
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OPSJ. Abreu .964
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ERAC. Sale 2.17
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