Quintana Targets Win No. 13
Sunday, September 18, 2016
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (1:15 p.m. CT, WGN) in the third game of the four-game set with the series tied at 1-1. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (12-10, 3.05) for the Sox vs. LHP Danny Duffy (11-2, 3.15) for the Royals.
Quintana is making his 30th start of the season, 16th on the road and fourth this season against Kansas City. He ranks fourth in the American League in ERA, seventh in innings pitched (192) and 10th in strikeouts (171).
Q needs eight innings to record his fourth straight season with 200-plus IP and seven strikeouts to tie his career high (178 in 2014). He recorded the win in his last start on September 13 vs. Cleveland, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts over eight innings of work.
Last Night’s Highlights
Miguel Gonzalez delivered his 14th quality start of the season and Melky Cabrera collected two more hits to reach the .300 mark as the Sox dropped a close one, 3-2, to the Royals in Game 2 of the series.
Gonzalez tossed seven innings, allowing just three runs on six hits. Melky, who joins Jose Abreu as the Sox’ .300 hitters, also drove in his 73rd run of the season (click on link below).
Quote of the Day
Catcher Kevan Smith on getting his first major-league hit, a single up the middle (click on link under Photo/Video of the Day):
“A little weight lifted off the shoulders that’s for sure. Got into a good count, 3-0, I was sitting heater and he gave it to me. I tried to stay through the middle and it worked out like I planned. It’s certainly a good feeling. Got to my phone here and see a bunch of messages. I’ll get back to them in a little bit.”
White Sox vs. Royals (1:15 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-9, 4.04) for the Sox vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (10-11, 4.42) for K.C.
Photo/Video of the Day
Hit No. 1 for Smith.