Adam Dunn hit a one-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Tommy Hunter to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana had a career-high 11 strikeouts, and reliever Addison Reed (2-0) got the victory.
Dunn homered to left off Hunter (3-2) to end the game.
Quintana went a
seventh straight game without a decision, allowing two hits over seven innings. He retired the last 13
Orioles he faced.
Alex Rios broke up a scoreless tie in the sixth inning with an RBI base hit, and Dunn followed with an RBI single off Zach Britton.
Baltimore scored twice in the eighth off reliever Nate Jones, one on an RBI infield grounder by pinch-hitter Matt
Wieters, and the other on Nick Markakis’ sacrifice fly.
Athletics 1, Cubs 0: Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning to prevent the Cubs from sweeping a three-game series in Oakland.
Dan Straily (5-2) gave up a hit over seven innings after being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento earlier in the day. He walked three and struck out six.
Norris walked with two outs and went to third on Seth Smith’s single. Matt Guerrier (2-4), making his first appearance with the Cubs since being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers, threw a strike on the outside part of the plate. Pinch hitter Eric Sogard swung at the pitch, which glanced off Cubs catcher
Welington Castillo’s mitt, allowing Norris to score the unearned run.
Cubs’ starter Travis Wood allowed three hits over six innings.
He walked one and struck five in recording his third consecutive no-decision. Alfonso Soriano got Chicago’s lone hit off Straily.
Wood extend his winless stretch to six starts despite an ERA of 2.58 over that span.
Pedro Stroup also made his Cubs debut with a scoreless ninth as the Cubs matched their franchise record for players used before the All-Star break with 41. The Cubs also extended their franchise record by using 23 pitchers before the break.