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Dunn connected with one out against Tommy Hunter (3-2). The previous inning, Dunn misplayed a grounder by Matt Wieters, paving the way for the tying run to score and depriving Quintana of his first victory since May 21.
"The way Q pitched and how that inning went down, it was good any way we could to get a win," Dunn said.
Quintana struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings. He allowed two hits and retired his last 13 batters.
Reliever Addison Reed (2-0) wound up with the win.
Dunn's home run was his 23rd this year. He has batted .272 in June and July after a .156 average in April and May.
"I think that it's probably a little bit of everything," he said about his turnaround. "The things we've been working on since spring training just kind of paying off now."
"Like I said from Day One, I've felt pretty good all year. Just wasn't getting any results. Now it seems like I'm swinging at a little better pitches and putting some good wood on it," he said.
Dunn also singled in a run to help Chicago take a 2-0 lead in the sixth.
"He's dangerous any time he goes up there. But again, just the quality of the at-bats is great to see," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.
Quintana was locked in from the start.
"The beginning of the game I felt I had really good control and I felt I'm really going to be able to do some things," he said a translator. "That's s what led to me striking out so many batters."
Quintana said the no-decision didn't bother him. His previous strikeout high was eight, set against Texas on July 5, 2012.
"Those are things you can't control," he said. "The most important thing to me is that the team wins. The best thing that I can do for the team is give the team a quality start, give the team the opportunity to win and give a quality outing."
Britton struck out three, walked one and gave up six hits over seven innings in his longest stint of the season.
"Both guys pitched real well," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "There was only going to be a small margin of error. We were fortunate to push over a couple there out of their bullpen."
"Quintana was tough. I mean, that was solid. I can see why they're so high on him. He's been pitching well for them. They've got a lot of good young pitchers but Zach matched him for the most part," he said.
Dunn decided the game by connecting on a curveball.
"It's a pitch you don't want to throw to him," Hunter said. "I would like to bury it. There were a couple righties coming up right after him."
|Adam Dunn gives the White Sox and their fans something else to celebrate on the holiday with his home run. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Nick Markakis, RF||3||0||1||1||0||1||0||.292|
|Manny Machado, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.319|
|Adam Jones, CF||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.291|
|Chris Davis, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||3||2||.327|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.256|
|Brian Roberts, 2B||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||.304|
|Nate McLouth, LF||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Nolan Reimold, DH||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.193|
|Chris Dickerson, PH-DH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.269|
|Taylor Teagarden, C||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.091|
|Matt Wieters, PH-C||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||.225|
|a-lined out for Reimold in the 8th|
|b-grounded out for Teagarden in the 8th|
|2B - Nate McLouth (18, Jones)|
|SF - Nick Markakis (5)|
|RBI - Nick Markakis (43), Matt Wieters (40)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Hardy-B. Roberts-Davis, Hardy-B. Roberts-Davis-Machado-B. Roberts-Davis|
|E - J.J. Hardy (7, Misplayed grounder)|
|PB - Taylor Teagarden (1)|
|Tommy Hunter (L,3-2)||1.1||1||1||1||0||1||1||2.09|
|Pitches-Strikes - Zach Britton 99-62, Tommy Hunter 29-19|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach Britton 11-6|
|Batters Faced - Zach Britton 27, Tommy Hunter 5|
|Chicago (A.L.) White Sox|
|Alejandro De Aza, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.258|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.279|
|Alex Rios, RF||4||1||2||1||0||0||1||.271|
|Dayan Viciedo, DH||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.233|
|Adam Dunn, 1B||4||1||3||2||0||1||1||.207|
|Jeff Keppinger, 3B||2||0||0||0||1||0||2||.250|
|Casper Wells, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.167|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.322|
|Tyler Flowers, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.208|
|2B - Alexei Ramirez (19, Britton)|
|HR - Adam Dunn (23, Hunter)|
|RBI - Alex Rios (38), Adam Dunn 2 (57)|
|SB - Alex Rios (16, 2nd base off Britton/Teagarden)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - A. Ramirez|
|E - Adam Dunn (4, Misplayed grounder)|
|Chicago (A.L.) White Sox|
|Nate Jones (BS,1)||1||1||2||1||1||1||0||4.40|
|Addison Reed (W,4-1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.79|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 112-72, Nate Jones 27-17, Addison Reed 12-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 3-6, Nate Jones 1-2, Addison Reed 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 23, Nate Jones 6, Addison Reed 3|
|Attendance - 21321|
|Game Time - 2:45|
|Temperature - 82|
|Umpires - Home - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook|