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Quintana faces minimum; White Sox tie Rockies 5-5

By MIKE CRANSTON
Associated Press
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jose Quintana went from getting nobody out in his last start to facing the minimum 15 batters in five dominant innings Sunday for the Chicago White Sox in a 5-5 tie with the Colorado Rockies.

Quintana entered with a 30.00 ERA and had allowed seven hits, two walks and nine runs in his previous outing. He hadn't lasted past the third inning in a rough spring that he acknowledged was testing his confidence.

''It never happened in my career, getting nobody out,'' Quintana said.

Wilin Rosario's leadoff single in the second was the lone hit off Quintana, who then picked off Rosario at first base. The left-hander struck out NL batting champion Michael Cuddyer twice.

''I think you need to have some success to get that confidence going into the season,'' Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers said. ''He should be full of it today.''

Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood allowed five hits and hit a batter with a pitch in a three-run second inning that included Blake Tekottte's RBI double.

Chatwood gave up five runs and 10 hits before leaving with one out in the sixth.

Colorado rallied from a 5-0 deficit. Marcus Semien's double error on a grounder to shortstop in the eighth scored two runs to tie it.

The game was stopped after nine innings.

STARTING TIME

White Sox: Quintana said he worked on his delivery and delaying his release point.

''We were able to do a lot of things that before we didn't have a chance to do because we were having a hard time getting ahead,'' Flowers said. ''We were able to execute some curveballs in the dirt, fastballs up and in. We threw a few more cutters to get him a good feel for that again.''

Rockies: Chatwood and fellow starters Brett Anderson and Jorge De La Rosa have allowed 31 hits over 14 1-3 innings in the last three days. But manager Walt Weiss isn't concerned.

''I rely more on their track record than I do a start in spring training,'' he said.

LOGAN TO DL?

Rockies left-hander Boone Logan pitched in a minor league game Saturday and will do so again Monday. That way, if he's placed on the 15-day disabled list to start the season, it will be retroactive to his last big league appearance on Thursday.

''It leaves some options open for us,'' Weiss said.

Logan threw nine pitches to a single lefty Saturday as he continues his recovery from offseason elbow surgery.

ARENADO'S SCARE

Nolan Arenado walked through the Rockies clubhouse wearing a wrap on his left hand - and a wide smile.

''It's OK, I'm telling you,'' the Gold Glove third baseman said. ''I can squeeze it. But it was scary for a second, no doubt.''

Arenado was hit on the side of his hand below the pinkie with a fastball Saturday. An X-ray was negative, and Arenado could return this week.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: First baseman Jose Abreu sat out for a second straight day after leaving Friday's game with a sore left ankle.

Rockies: Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) threw a bullpen session. ... Left-hander Franklin Morales (groin) will start Monday.

TO THE MINORS

Despite solid springs, the White Sox optioned third baseman Matt Davidson and outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A. Right-handers Jake Petricka and Dylan Axelrod also were sent down. Right-hander Mitchell Boggs was waived.

Chicago acquired Davidson from Arizona in December for closer Addison Reed. Davidson is hitting .308, but the White Sox already have third basemen Conor Gillaspie and Jeff Keppinger.

Danks is hitting .333 with five homers and 10 RBIs, but the White Sox have a crowded outfield.

The moves left Chicago with 39 players on the 40-man roster.

CHALLENGE FAILS

Weiss lost a replay challenge in the sixth when he argued that Chicago's Adam Eaton didn't get back to the bag after he slid past second on a successful steal attempt.

It took 67 seconds for umpires to rule there was no conclusive replay angle.

''I think it's going to be a very different story during the season,'' Weiss said, ''because we're going to have 12 camera angles as opposed to two or three in spring training.''

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

B. Tekotte
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Colorado

J. Pacheco
AB 2
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adam Eaton, CF3011101 .311
   Alex Liddi, RF1000000 .208
Marcus Semien, SS4010111 .317
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4120004 .295
   Tyler Saladino, PR-3B1000000 .000
Adam Dunn, DH4010125 .225
   Micah Johnson, PR-DH0000000 .360
Paul Konerko, 1B4111013 .222
   Keon Barnum, 1B1000011 .000
Alejandro De Aza, LF4120010 .410
   Adam Heisler, LF0000000 .000
Tyler Flowers, C3101010 .206
   Kevan Smith, C1000001 .000
Blake Tekotte, RF-CF4121011 .269
Leury Garcia, 2B4011011 .258
Jose Quintana, P0000000 .000
   Daniel Webb, P0000000 .000
   Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
   Scott Downs, P0000000 .000
   Nate Jones, P0000000 .000
   Maikel Cleto, P0000000 .000
Totals38511539  
Batting
2B - Conor Gillaspie 2 (4, Chatwood), Blake Tekotte (2, Chatwood)
RBI - Adam Eaton (3), Paul Konerko (5), Tyler Flowers (5), Blake Tekotte (4), Leury Garcia (2)
SB - Adam Eaton (3, 2nd base off Chatwood/McKenry), Micah Johnson (3, 2nd base off Belisle/Williams)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Semien-Barnum, Semien-Barnum-Garcia-Semien-Barnum, Semien-Barnum-Garcia-Semien-Barnum-Semien-Garcia-Barnum
E - Marcus Semien 2 (3, Throwing), Kevan Smith (1, Throwing)
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Quintana 5100020 16.36
Daniel Webb (H,3) 1111010 3.60
Matt Lindstrom (H,1) 1211000 4.50
Scott Downs 0131200 14.54
Nate Jones 0.1000100 0.00
Maikel Cleto 1.2100000 1.04
WP - Scott Downs (1)
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 7-5, Daniel Webb 2-0, Matt Lindstrom 2-0, Nate Jones 2-0, Maikel Cleto 2-1
Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 15, Daniel Webb 4, Matt Lindstrom 4, Scott Downs 3, Nate Jones 3, Maikel Cleto 4
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brandon Barnes, LF-CF4000010 .340
Drew Stubbs, CF3110000 .333
   Tim Wheeler, RF0000100 .395
Michael Cuddyer, RF3000021 .184
   Adam Ottavino, P0000000 .000
   a-Joseph Massey, PH1000001 .000
   Matt Belisle, P0000000 .000
Wilin Rosario, 1B2010000 .333
   Jordan Pacheco, 1B2011000 .368
Michael McKenry, C2000001 .231
   Manny Corpas, P0000000 .000
   Wilton Lopez, P0000000 .000
   b-Corey Dickerson, PH-LF2010001 .360
Josh Rutledge, SS3110000 .303
   c-Timothy Smalling, PH1000001 .000
DJ LeMahieu, 2B2110000 .316
   Charlie Culberson, 2B0100100 .268
Paul Janish, 3B1000000 .450
   Ryan Wheeler, 3B1100101 .340
Tyler Chatwood, P1000000 .000
   Jackson Williams, C1001000 .300
Totals2956233  
a-grounded into a double play for Ottavino in the 8th
b-grounded into a double play for Lopez in the 7th
c-grounded into a double play for Rutledge in the 9th
Batting
2B - DJ LeMahieu (3, Webb)
3B - Drew Stubbs (1, Lindstrom)
SH - Jackson Williams (1)
RBI - Jordan Pacheco (4), Jackson Williams (5)
SB - Josh Rutledge (2, 3rd base off Downs/Smith)
CS - Wilin Rosario (1, 2nd base by Quintana/Flowers)
Team LOB - 1
Fielding
DP - Rutledge-Culberson-Pacheco
E - Michael McKenry (3, Throwing), Drew Stubbs (1, Throwing), Ryan Wheeler (4, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyler Chatwood 5.11055230 4.85
Manny Corpas 0.2000110 1.35
Wilton Lopez 1000020 1.86
Adam Ottavino 1000020 2.70
Matt Belisle 1100010 6.00
HBP - Flowers (by Tyler Chatwood), Heisler (by Matt Belisle)
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Chatwood 6-7, Manny Corpas 1-0, Wilton Lopez 1-0, Adam Ottavino 1-0, Matt Belisle 2-0
Batters Faced - Tyler Chatwood 29, Manny Corpas 3, Wilton Lopez 3, Adam Ottavino 3, Matt Belisle 5
Game Information
Attendance - 12500
Game Time - 2:54
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Chad Whitson