Quin­tana gets win as Sox blank Jays

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TORONTO — Moises Sierra hit a solo home run, Jose Quin­tana won back-to-back starts for the first time this sea­son and the White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Sun­day for their third straight win.

Jose Abreu ex­tended his hit­ting streak to 14 games with an RBI sin­gle as the White Sox posted their first shutout of the sea­son and won three straight for the first time in more than a month.

Quin­tana (5-7) al­lowed three hits in seven in­nings, im­prov­ing to 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts against the Blue Jays. Quin­tana walked two and struck out seven.

Eric Surkamp worked the eighth and Jake Pet­ricka fin­ished.

Fac­ing his for­mer team for the se­cond time, Blue Jays left-han­der Mark Buehrle (105) lost for the fourth time in five starts, al­low­ing two runs and six hits in eight in­nings. He walked two and struck out five.

Buehrle, who spent the first 11 sea­sons of his ca­reer with Chicago, beat the White Sox in Toronto on April 15, 2013.

Gor­don Beck­ham hit a twoout dou­ble off Buehrle in the third and scored when Abreu fol­lowed with a first-pitch sin­gle to left.

Sierra, who be­gan the sea­son with Toronto but was des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment on May 1, dou­bled Chicago’s lead with a one-out blast in the fourth.

Toronto’s Jose Reyes hit a one-out dou­ble in the eighth and, one out later, Ed­win En­car­na­cion walked. Jose Bautista, who hadn’t played since leav­ing last Sun­day’s game at Cincin­nati with a strained left ham­string, pinch hit for Dioner Navarro, but grounded into a fielder’s choice.

Tyler Flow­ers capped the scor­ing with a two-run sin­gle off for­mer White Sox closer Ser­gio Santos in the ninth.

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