Quin­tana con­founds O’s, Ks 12 in de­but for Cubs

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BAL­TI­MORE — Jose Quin­tana daz­zled in his de­but for the Chicago Cubs, strik­ing out a sea­son­high 12 in seven sharp in­nings to beat the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Ac­quired by the World Se­ries cham­pi­ons dur­ing the All-Star break from the Chicago White Sox for a play­off push, Quin­tana gave the Cubs ex­actly the kind of boost they hoped to get. The lefty ace al­lowed three hits, walked none and joined Matt Garza as the only pitch­ers in Cubs his­tory to fan 12 in their de­but.

NA­TION­ALS 14, REDS 4: Daniel Mur­phy hit two of vis­it­ing Washington’s five home runs and had five RBI to lead the Na­tion­als past Cincin­nati.

Ear­lier in the day, look­ing to for­tify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, Washington ac­quired re­liev­ers Ryan Mad­son and Sean Doolit­tle from the Oak­land Ath­let­ics for righthander Blake Treinen and a pair of prospects.

Lefthander Je­sus Luzardo and in­fielder Shel­don Neuse were sent to Oak­land as part of the deal.

PHILLIES 5, BREW­ERS 2: Rookie Nick Wil­liams hit his first ca­reer grand slam be­fore vis­it­ing Philadel­phia’s bullpen es­caped two late-game jams for a win over Milwaukee.

ROY­ALS 4, RANGERS 3: Texas right fielder Shin-Soo Choo lost Lorenzo Cain’s rou­tine fly in the sun, and the ball glanced off his glove for an RBI single with two outs in the ninth in­ning that lifted host Kansas City over Texas.

PI­RATES 4, CAR­DI­NALS 3: Adam Fra­zier’s game-end­ing single capped a two-run rally in the ninth in­ning that lifted host Pitts­burgh over St. Louis.

ASTROS 5, TWINS 3: Mike Fiers struck out a sea­son-high 11 over seven strong in­nings and Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBI to help Hous­ton beat vis­it­ing Min­nesota.

BRAVES 7, DI­A­MOND­BACKS 1: Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and Bran­don Phillips dou­bled three times, lead­ing host At­lanta over reel­ing Ari­zona for a three-game sweep.

DODGERS 3, MAR­LINS 2: Justin Turner home­red and sin­gled to in­crease his bat­ting av­er­age to .374, and vis­it­ing Los Angeles ex­tended its win­ning streak to nine games by beat­ing Mi­ami.

MARINERS 7, WHITE SOX 6 (10): Nel­son Cruz home­red on a 3-0 pitch to lead off the 10th in­ning and vis­it­ing Seat­tle beat Chicago for a three-game sweep.

AN­GELS 4, RAYS 3: Pinch hit­ter C.J. Cron con­nected for a tiebreak­ing, two-run homer in the eighth in­ning and the An­gels es­caped a jam in the ninth to hold off Tampa Bay in Ana­heim.

PADRES 7, GI­ANTS 1: Hec­tor Sanchez and Corey Span­gen­berg each hit a three-run home run off Jeff Sa­mardz­ija and host San Diego took two of three from San Fran­cisco.

ATH­LET­ICS 7, IN­DI­ANS 3: Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer got just two outs in a four-run first in­ning and matched the short­est start of his big league ca­reer as host Oak­land beat the In­di­ans to complete a sur­pris­ing sweep of the AL Cen­tral leader.



Jose Quin­tana looks strong in first ap­pear­ance for Cubs, hurl­ing seven shutout in­nings against Bal­ti­more Sunday.

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