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White Sox 4, Blue Jays 0

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TORONTO -- Jose Quintana and two relievers gave the Chicago White Sox something they hadn't had all year: a shutout.

Quintana won back-to-back starts for the first time this season, Moises Sierra homered and the White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Sunday for their third straight win.

Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI single as the White Sox posted their first shutout of the season in their 83rd game and won three straight for the first time since May 26-28 against Cleveland.

"It starts off with Q," manager Robin Ventura said. "He threw great. He was attacking the zone. If he can get ahead and stay there, and mix speeds like he did today, he's tough."

Quintana (5-7) allowed three hits in seven innings, improving to 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts against the Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out seven.

"Today the big pitch was the ability to throw effective off speed pitches early to get ahead," catcher Tyler Flowers said. "His slider-slurve thing, he had a really good feel for that."

Eric Surkamp worked the eighth and Jake Petricka finished.

"A nice win all the way around," Ventura said as his team ended a season-long 11-game road trip on a high after losing seven of the first eight.

The AL East-leading Blue Jays were blanked for the fifth time this season. Four of those have come in the past 22 games.

"I thought we were definitely flat today," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "I haven't seen that all year."

Toronto went 12-15 in June after going 21-9 in May.

"Since our big streak, we've cooled off quite a bit," Gibbons said. "We need to get going."

Facing his former team for the second time, Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle (10-5) lost for the fourth time in five starts, allowing two runs and six hits in eight innings. He walked two and struck out five.

"You know what he has, it just seems like it's tough to line him up like you want to," friend and former teammate Paul Konerko said of Buehrle.

Buehrle lost four straight decisions for first time since dropping four in a row for Miami from June 1-19, 2012. He has not won since June 1 against Kansas City.

Buehrle, who spent the first 11 seasons of his career with Chicago, beat the White Sox in Toronto on April 15, 2013.

Gordon Beckham hit a two-out double off Buehrle in the third and scored when Abreu followed with a first-pitch single to left.

Sierra, who began the season with Toronto but was designated for assignment on May 1, doubled Chicago's lead with a one-out blast in the fourth.

"I pretty much teed one up for him and that's what he's supposed to do with it," Buehrle said.

Toronto's Jose Reyes hit a one-out double in the eighth and, one out later, Edwin Encarnacion walked. Jose Bautista, who hadn't played since leaving last Sunday's game at Cincinnati with a strained left hamstring, pinch hit for Dioner Navarro, but grounded out.

Flowers capped the scoring with a two-run single off former White Sox closer Sergio Santos in the ninth.

Notes

Chicago won three straight road games for the first time since May 4-6, when they beat Cleveland once and the Cubs twice. ... Bautista ran in the outfield before the game and said his leg was still sore. He hopes to be able to DH Tuesday. ... Toronto LH Brett Cecil (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. ... The Blue Jays are off Monday before opening a two-game series against Milwaukee on Tuesday. Brewers RH Marco Estrada (7-4) faces Toronto RH Drew Hutchison (5-6). ... The White Sox return home to begin a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Angels RHP Garrett Richards (8-2) faces Chicago RHP Hector Noesi (2-5).

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

M. Sierra
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Toronto

M. Buehrle
IP 8.0
H 6
ER 2
BB 2
K 5
 
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adam Eaton, CF3000110 .279
Gordon Beckham, 2B4110001 .261
Jose Abreu, DH4011001 .279
Dayan Viciedo, LF3000110 .245
   Alejandro De Aza, LF0000000 .223
Alexei Ramirez, SS4020002 .298
Paul Konerko, 1B3110111 .214
Moises Sierra, RF4221013 .208
Tyler Flowers, C4012012 .237
Leury Garcia, 3B4000001 .181
Jose Quintana, P0000000 .000
   Eric Surkamp, P0000000 .000
   Jake Petricka, P0000000 .000
Totals3348435  
Batting
2B - Gordon Beckham (16, Buehrle), Alexei Ramirez (13, Buehrle), Moises Sierra (4, Santos)
HR - Moises Sierra (2, Buehrle)
RBI - Jose Abreu (64), Moises Sierra (7), Tyler Flowers 2 (25)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Abreu (20)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Flowers-Beckham
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Quintana (W,5-7) 7300270 3.44
Eric Surkamp (H,2) 1000000 3.38
Jake Petricka 1100010 2.03
WP - Jose Quintana (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 114-73, Eric Surkamp 11-8, Jake Petricka 16-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 8-5, Eric Surkamp 1-2, Jake Petricka 2-0
Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 25, Eric Surkamp 3, Jake Petricka 4
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS4020000 .264
Darin Mastroianni, LF3010002 .105
   Juan Francisco, 3B1000000 .236
Edwin Encarnacion, DH3010102 .278
Dioner Navarro, C2000021 .270
   a-Jose Bautista, PH1000002 .304
   Josh Thole, C1000011 .261
Brad Glenn, RF3000010 .000
   b-Anthony Gose, PH1000001 .243
Adam Lind, 1B3000010 .331
Steve Tolleson, 3B-2B2000110 .230
Colby Rasmus, CF3000021 .226
Munenori Kawasaki, 2B2000000 .259
   c-Melky Cabrera, PH-LF1000000 .299
Mark Buehrle, P0000000 .000
   Sergio Santos, P0000000 .000
Totals3004028  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Navarro in the 6th
b-grounded out for Glenn in the 9th
c-grounded out for Kawasaki in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Reyes (17, Quintana)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Kawasaki-Lind, Kawasaki-Lind-Tolleson-Reyes-Lind
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mark Buehrle (L,10-5) 8622251 2.50
Sergio Santos 1222100 6.87
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 115-72, Sergio Santos 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 12-6, Sergio Santos 1-1
Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 31, Sergio Santos 5
Game Information
Attendance - 33177
Game Time - 2:32
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Field Culbreth, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Jim Reynolds