Chicago White Sox Continue Rebuild Without Jose Quintana

Chicago White Sox Continue Rebuild Without Jose Quintana

That being said, Baltimore could be better served by selling from its biggest area of strength: relief pitching.

The Cubs showed plenty of punch and power Friday, hitting five homers in a 9-8 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Mike Montgomery (1-6, 3.75 ERA) began starting for the Cubs in early June and has been fairly effective. An error by third baseman Josh Donaldson extended the inning, making the run unearned.

Atlanta, swept by Arizona in a three-game home series last year, got payback by completing a sweep of the slumping Diamondbacks, who lost their fifth straight game. Arrieta, who pitched for the Orioles from 2010 to 2013, walked off the mound to a standing ovation, to a mixture of blue and orange shirts and jerseys in the stand.

Left-handed hurler Jose Quintana made a stellar debut for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, striking out 12 in seven scoreless innings as the World Series champions beat the Orioles 8-0 in Baltimore. Chicago allowed 10 runs in the first inning of that game, its most allowed in any inning over the last five seasons. "They got one off our closer, and we got one off their closer".

Over their first two games of the second half, the Chicago Cubs' offense put up a combined 19 runs in wins over the Baltimore Orioles. They swept this three-game series against the Marlins.

"It was my first outing with the Cubs, but after the first inning, I felt really good", Quintana said. Ubaldo Jimenez will start the finale and is 4-4 with a 6.67 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. The stats aren't quite ace like and Gray has a long history of injuries which is exactly why he won't come close to the haul the Cubbies gave up for Quintana.

"It could really be a big boon to us, there's no question", Chicago Manager Joe Maddon said. The southpaw makes his seventh start of his career against the Orioles, against whom he owns a 4.29 ERA and 1.346 WHIP. The Orioles received right-hander Scott Feldman, who left as a free agent after the season and catcher Steve Clevenger, who was traded in December 2015 to Seattle for Mark Trumbo.

At that point, the Cubs already had a six-run lead, the kind of offensive support Quintana rarely worked with while putting up a losing record (50-54) and getting 65 no-decisions since his big-league debut with the White Sox in 2012. Even if some of those players were struggling when they went down, the team was missing a lot without Ben Zobrist (wrist), Jason Heyward (hand), Kyle Hendricks (finger) and the good Schwarber (minors).

Yu Darvish, Rangers. Here's what he said at the All-Star Game: "Liking Texas and signing a deal are two different things".

"I'm so excited to be here with this team", Quintana said.

Orioles's starting pitching has been struggling through the first half and it plunged again when Kevin Gausman took the ball on Friday night. "But to say a 5½-game lead over the Cubs, I think everybody would have taken it. I don't know how many people would have believed it".

The Nationals fixed their bullpen by trading for Oakland relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. Davis went 1-for-8 with one walk and three strikeouts in his brief rehab stint.