Quintana snaps losing skid as White Sox beat Astros 4-1
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch, right, argues with home plate umpire Ryan Blakney after Blakney ejected him from the baseball game in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
HOUSTON (AP) Jose Quintana pitched seven solid innings to get his first win in almost two months, and Jose Abreu had two hits and an RBI to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday.
Quintana (6-8) allowed two hits and one run while fanning four for his first win since May 8. Since then he'd gone 0-7 with a 4.58 ERA in nine starts.
George Springer hit a leadoff homer and drew a walk with no outs in the third. Quintana sailed through the rest of his day, retiring his last 15 batters before he was replaced by Nate Jones to start the eighth inning. Jones pitched a perfect eighth to make it 18 in a row before David Robertson allowed a single and walk before striking out rookie A.J. Reed for his 23rd save.
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Houston starter Collin McHugh (5-6) allowed five hits and two runs while walking four with nine strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings to remain winless since May 30.