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ST. LOUIS -- After dropping two of three to the Houston Astros, Paul Konerko said the Chicago White Sox were looking to get back on track as quickly as possible Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Konerko said it was a big win for his team.
"We've had already about six or seven of those moments where we're doing well and then we had a hiccup," Konerko said. "You just know you have to bounce back if you want to stay in it. That was tonight."
Chicago has won eight straight road games and is a major league-best 17-6 since May 17.
Quintana (2-1), making his fifth start, allowed a career-high 10 hits but did not issue a walk and was helped out by three double plays.
"That's actually what I was looking for," Quintana said through an interpreter. "The double plays were going to get me out of the inning and I was able to get them."
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said that Quintana, who is filling in for the injured John Danks, has earned at least one more start.
"He's getting it again," Ventura said. "He's proven he can pitch up here. When he goes out there and does what he's doing right now, he's making a strong case for staying around."
The Cardinals are moving in the opposite direction, dropping three of their past four to fall back to .500 (31-31).
"We're going through a spot right now and you could see the contrast," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "You could see one team with a lot of confidence and one team on the other side with not so much. We've got to figure out how to get it back."
St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (5-7) went seven innings and five hits. He gave up two runs while striking out seven and walking two.
Konerko ignited the only rally off Wainwright with a leadoff single to start the second inning. He was erased by Alex Rios' fielder's choice, but Pierzynski kept the inning going with a single to center. Hudson then drove in Rios and Pierzynski with a two-out triple to right center that glanced off right fielder Carlos Beltran's glove.
"I just didn't quite make the pitches I wanted to to Hudson, and I made a mistake to Konerko," Wainwright said. "Other than that, I was pretty sharp."
The White Sox scored four runs in the eighth off relievers Marc Rzepczynski and Mitchell Boggs. Rzepczynski gave up an RBI single to Gordon Beckham, who was thrown out trying to advance to second, and Dunn's 436-foot homer over the Cardinals' bullpen in right field to make it 4-1. Boggs relieved Rzepczynski and gave up a single to Konerko and a 408-foot line shot into the stands in right by Pierzynski.
|Adam Dunn takes a long look at what is his 21st home run of the season for the White Sox. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Chicago White Sox|
|Alejandro De Aza, CF||5||1||1||0||0||2||2||.305|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||4||0||1||1||1||1||1||.236|
|Adam Dunn, LF||4||1||1||1||0||2||2||.227|
|Jesse Crain, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Addison Reed, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||4||0||3||0||0||0||0||.373|
|Brent Lillibridge, PR-1B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.189|
|Alex Rios, RF||4||2||0||0||0||0||2||.293|
|A.J. Pierzynski, C||4||2||3||2||0||0||0||.297|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.220|
|Orlando Hudson, 3B||4||0||1||2||0||0||0||.203|
|Jose Quintana, P||1||0||0||0||1||1||1||.000|
|Nate Jones, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Dayan Viciedo, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.262|
|Matt Thornton, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jordan Danks, LF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.500|
|a-struck out for Jones in the 7th|
|2B - Alejandro De Aza (11, Rzepczynski), Jordan Danks (1, Salas)|
|3B - Orlando Hudson (7, Wainwright)|
|HR - Adam Dunn (21, Rzepczynski), A.J. Pierzynski (11, Boggs)|
|RBI - Gordon Beckham (27), Adam Dunn (47), A.J. Pierzynski 2 (40), Orlando Hudson 2 (21)|
|2-OUT RBI - A.J. Pierzynski 2 (17), Orlando Hudson 2 (7)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Beckham-A. Ramirez-Konerko, A. Ramirez-Beckham-Konerko, A. Ramirez-Beckham-Konerko|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Jose Quintana (W,2-1)||5.1||10||1||1||0||4||0||1.98|
|Nate Jones (H,3)||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.32|
|Matt Thornton (H,10)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.04|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 76-56, Nate Jones 5-3, Matt Thornton 19-13, Jesse Crain 12-9, Addison Reed 14-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 5-5, Nate Jones 1-0, Matt Thornton 1-1, Addison Reed 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 24, Nate Jones 1, Matt Thornton 3, Jesse Crain 4, Addison Reed 3|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Rafael Furcal, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.299|
|Yadier Molina, C||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.329|
|Matt Holliday, LF||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||.279|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.289|
|Allen Craig, 1B||4||0||2||1||0||1||1||.352|
|David Freese, 3B||4||0||2||0||0||1||1||.271|
|Tyler Greene, 2B||4||0||2||0||0||1||1||.217|
|Shane Robinson, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.273|
|Adam Wainwright, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.071|
|a- Adron Chambers, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.207|
|Marc Rzepczynski, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mitchell Boggs, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Fernando Salas, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Wainwright in the 7th|
|2B - Yadier Molina (15, Quintana), Matt Holliday (10, Quintana), Allen Craig (7, Quintana)|
|RBI - Allen Craig (27)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Outfield Assists - Shane Robinson 1|
|DP - Wainwright-Craig|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Adam Wainwright (L,5-7)||7||5||2||2||2||7||0||4.75|
|Pitches-Strikes - Adam Wainwright 99-68, Marc Rzepczynski 14-9, Mitchell Boggs 12-8, Fernando Salas 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Wainwright 6-7, Mitchell Boggs 2-0, Fernando Salas 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Adam Wainwright 27, Marc Rzepczynski 3, Mitchell Boggs 4, Fernando Salas 4|
|Attendance - 40972|
|Game Time - 2:40|
|Temperature - 79|
|Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jeff Nelson|