Quintana outlasted Duffy, who allowed an unearned run in 5 1/3 innings. However, Quintana left the game in a 2-all tie, so he didn't factor into the decision, despite allowing just two runs in seven innings. He gave up seven hits and one walk, while striking out five.
The left-hander gave up an RBI single to Alcides Escobar in the third inning and an RBI single to Paulo Orlando in the fifth inning.
The game was eventually suspended after eight innings due to inclement weather with the game tied at 2. Play will resume in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon.
Quintana did manage to lower his ERA from 8.40 to 6.55. Quintana's next scheduled start is for Wednesday at Baltimore.
Quintana gave up two home runs to Yoenis Cespedes, including a grand slam. He walked one and struck out one, while falling to 1-1 on the year with an 8.40 ERA. Quintana threw 56 strikes out of 93 pitches.
"He got ahead early on quite a few guys, he was probably 0-2, 1-2, but just didn't seem to come right after them," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said to ESPN.com. "Come right after them. I think he was picking too much and once we got to a point he probably got too much of the plate.
"It's a tough lineup to go through, but you do have to be a little more aggressive and have them swing the bat," Ventura continued. "He just seemed to be 3-2 on everybody."
Quintana's next start will be Friday against Kansas City and Danny Duffy.
"If he can go every five days, I'd like our best guys going every five days," Ventura said of Quintana.
Quintana, who started Tuesday at Cleveland, is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA in two starts. He has 10 strikeouts in 11 innings.
Noesi made his season debut last Friday against the Twins. He took the loss after allowing two earned runs on four hits and six walks in 4 2/3 innings. He also had six strikeouts.
Quintana (1-0) allowed a run-scoring double to Ryan Raburn in the fourth inning for his only blemish of the evening. He permitted one unearned run on three hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings of a 4-1 victory. Of his 104 pitches, 60 were strikes.
Quintana admitted he had some command issues early on during his outing, per ESPN.
"It was a rough start, those first three innings," Quintana said. "It was a little bit dry. The first month of the year, it was a little bit cool. I'm happy with this outing and ready for the next one."
Quintana has allowed five earned runs through his first 11 innings pitched this season. He will make his next start Sunday at Detroit. He went 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts last season against the Tigers.
Quintana wasn't a factor in the decision after surrendering one run in the first inning, a three-run home run in the third and one final run in the fifth. He gave up five earned runs or more in four of his 32 starts last season, including his final start of 2014, and finished the year with a 3.32 ERA and 178:52 K:BB ratio in 200 1/3 innings.
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