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White Sox finally give Jose Quintana some run support in 8

All it took was one huge inning for the White Sox to end three frustrating nights in Southern California and finally reward their pitcher.

The Sox obliged starter Jose Quintana with a five run fifth inning for a 8 2 victory Thursday against the Angels to end a seven game road losing streak.wholesale jerseys from china

All week long the Sox couldn’t cash in solid pitching performances from Carlos Rodon, John Danks and Jeff Samardzija but broke out for Quintana, one of their bright stars on staff for which the record doesn’t reflect its prowess because of little run support.

Sox manager Robin Ventura reverted back to the batting order that was last seen scoring runs and beating the Cubs, and it delivered more runs than the Sox scored in the previous three games combined.

Jose Abreu went back to his No. 3 spot and drove in three runs, and the 1 2 3 hitters went 5 for 12.

It didn’t hurt that the Angels gave Triple A call up Nick Tropeano the start. The Sox got to him with four straight singles to start the fifth. Two batters later Tyler Saladino singled to make it 4 1.

Abreu doubled down the left field line for two more runs on a ball that initially was ruled foul when it bounced on the line but the call was overturned on review.

Quintana got out of bases loaded jam in the third after a four pitch walk to Albert Pujols and went on to record his 19th quality start this season.

Up next: White Sox at Mariners All games on WSCR AM 670.

Season series: Mariners 4 3 in 2014.

LH Chris Sale (11 7, 3.32) vs. RH Felix Hernandez (14 7, 3.65).

LH Carlos Rodon (5 5, 4.42) vs.

LH John Danks (6 10, 4.61) vs. RH.

All games on WSCR AM 670.

Season series: Mariners 4 3 in 2014.

LH Chris Sale (11 7, 3.32) vs. RH Felix Hernandez (14 7, 3.65).

LH Carlos Rodon (5 5, 4.42) vs.

LH John Danks (6 10, 4.61) vs. RH.

For the first three games of the series the Sox hardly looked like the team that swept the Angels last week. They went 1 for 19 with runners in scoring position and grounded into five double plays.

On Thursday the offense spilled over in the eighth when Adam LaRoche hit a two run home run the Sox only one of the four game series and LaRoche’s first mutil hit game of August.

Waiting game: Sox general manager Rick Hahn had a pained expression when asked what this season has been like for him.

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