Quintana gets win as Sox blank Jays
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.