Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0

BALTIMORE (AP) Jose Quintana is well aware of the lofty expectations that came with his trade to the Chicago Cubs.

He certainly dazzled his new teammates in his debut.

Quintana struck out a season-high 12 in seven sharp innings and the Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

''It was my first outing with the Cubs, but after the first inning, I felt really good,'' Quintana said. ''I threw everything in the first inning and just focused on making quick outs.''

Acquired by the defending World Series champions during the All-Star break from the Chicago White Sox for a playoff push, Quintana gave the Cubs exactly the kind of boost they hoped to get.

''It could really be a big boon to us, there's no question,'' Chicago manager Joe Maddon said. ''Everybody else saw it.''

The lefty ace allowed three hits, walked none and joined Matt Garza as the only pitchers in Cubs history to fan 12 in their debut.

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered to help the Cubs move over .500 for the first time since June 29. The Cubs hit 10 home runs during the sweep at Camden Yards.

Chicago took advantage of another wild start by Ubaldo Jimenez (4-5) and opened a 4-0 lead in the second. Willson Contreras added a career-high four hits.

The Cubs traded their top two prospects, outfielder Eloy Jimenez and right-hander Dylan Cease, along with infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete, to get Quintana. He was 4-8 with a 4.49 ERA for the White Sox.

Chicago began the day 5 1/2 games behind in the races for the NL Central and second wild-card spot.

''We're playing a world champion team that everyone knew was going to get going at some point,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''Unfortunately, they started here. They're on the top of their game. They have a lot of good pieces. We were not up to the challenge.''

Quintana retired nine straight batters until Adam Jones led off the fourth with a double. This was the 10th time in his career, and third this season, he fanned at least 10.

''All the other starters saw it. They saw that we grabbed a lead and there was no messing around. There was no walks. There was no bad counts.''

Ian Happ had a two-run double and scored on Jason Heyward's single in the second. Heyward stole second and scored the fourth run on a two-out single by Ben Zobrist.

A two-run homer by Bryant, his 19th, boosted the margin to 6-0 in the fourth.

Jimenez allowed six runs and 11 hits, one shy of tying a career-high, over 3 2/3 innings. He has not pitched past the fifth inning in four of his past five starts.

Rizzo hit his 22nd home run in the ninth off Darren O'Day.

''I really believe if we play with that kind of internal fire, that kind of energy we'll win a lot of games in the second half,'' Maddon said.

DOMINATION

It was the Cubs' second consecutive sweep of the Orioles; they took three from Baltimore in 2014. Chicago also improved to 9-3 all-time against Baltimore.

QUIET BATS

The Orioles were shut out for the seventh time this season and struck out 14 times, two shy of their season high.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: LHP Brett Anderson (back) allowed five runs (three earned) and eight hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 41/3 innings Saturday for Double-A Tennessee. He is 1-2 with 5.06 ERA in five rehab appearances.

Orioles: SS J.J. Hardy's rib injury is fully healed, but he remains on the DL with a right wrist fracture.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (5-6, 4.25 ERA) is slated to start Monday against Atlanta RHP Julio Teheran (7-6, 4.79). Lester is looking to bounce back from his last outing when he allowed 10 runs (four earned) in 2/3 of an inning - the shortest start of his 12-year career.

Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (1-5, 7.90) takes the mound Monday against Texas, trying to earn his first win since May 7. The Rangers will counter with RHP Andrew Cashner (4-7, 3.54).

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OriolesBAL42-49
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  • W: J. Quintana (5-8)L: U. Jimenez (4-5)
  • HR: CHC - A. Rizzo (22), K. Bryant (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist 2B50110003.219.310.384.6942.0
K. Bryant 3B42321110.277.402.534.93610.5
A. Rizzo 1B51121023.257.380.514.8946.0
W. Contreras C51400000.278.340.483.8236.0
K. Schwarber DH41100122.180.301.406.7063.0
I. Happ CF51220003.256.326.533.8596.0
J. Heyward RF51210003.265.324.416.7406.0
A. Russell SS40000004.230.301.405.7060.0
J. Jay LF31100111.292.377.388.7652.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Jones CF30100020.260.301.427.7282.0
    M. Machado 3B40000022.232.299.443.742-1.0
    J. Schoop SS40100012.295.345.530.8750.5
    M. Trumbo DH30000032.256.319.427.746-1.5
    C. Davis 1B30000021.219.313.447.760-1.0
    T. Mancini LF30000010.304.349.522.872-0.5
    W. Castillo C30100010.259.300.423.7230.5
    J. Giavotella 2B30000011.100.100.100.200-0.5
    J. Rickard RF30000010.255.289.376.665-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Contreras (18), K. Schwarber (13), I. Happ (11)
      • HR - K. Bryant (19), A. Rizzo (22)
      • RBI - B. Zobrist (26), K. Bryant 2 (40), A. Rizzo 2 (59), I. Happ 2 (33), J. Heyward (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Zobrist (9)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Heyward (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Rizzo, A. Russell, K. Bryant
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (3)
      • DP - M. Machado, J. Rickard, J. Schoop, W. Castillo, C. Davis
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Quintana (W, 5-8)7.030001204.201.2734.0
      C. Edwards1.00000102.170.963.5
      B. Duensing1.00000102.701.183.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Quintana (W, 5-8)7.0
      C. Edwards1.0
      B. Duensing1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      U. Jimenez (L, 4-5)3.211661217.011.58-13.0
      D. Hart2.00000202.631.287.0
      M. Givens1.10000202.140.994.0
      Z. Britton1.01001001.931.711.0
      D. O'Day1.03221014.221.16-3.0
      PITCHERSIP
      U. Jimenez (L, 4-5)3.2
      D. Hart2.0
      M. Givens1.1
      Z. Britton1.0
      D. O'Day1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - B. Duensing (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 100-67, C. Edwards 8-5, B. Duensing 19-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 4-4
      • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 23, C. Edwards 3, B. Duensing 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 80-53, D. Hart 23-14, M. Givens 14-9, Z. Britton 18-11, D. O'Day 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 5-3, D. Hart 2-2, M. Givens 2-0, Z. Britton 3-0, D. O'Day 1-1
      • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 22, D. Hart 6, M. Givens 4, Z. Britton 5, D. O'Day 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CubsCHC46-45
      0402000028150
      OriolesBAL42-49
      000000000030
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Zobrist 2B50110003.219.310.384.6942.0
      K. Bryant 3B42321110.277.402.534.93610.5
      A. Rizzo 1B51121023.257.380.514.8946.0
      W. Contreras C51400000.278.340.483.8236.0
      K. Schwarber DH41100122.180.301.406.7063.0
      I. Happ CF51220003.256.326.533.8596.0
      J. Heyward RF51210003.265.324.416.7406.0
      A. Russell SS40000004.230.301.405.7060.0
      J. Jay LF31100111.292.377.388.7652.5
      Total40815823619-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Jones CF30100020.260.301.427.7282.0
        M. Machado 3B40000022.232.299.443.742-1.0
        J. Schoop SS40100012.295.345.530.8750.5
        M. Trumbo DH30000032.256.319.427.746-1.5
        C. Davis 1B30000021.219.313.447.760-1.0
        T. Mancini LF30000010.304.349.522.872-0.5
        W. Castillo C30100010.259.300.423.7230.5
        J. Giavotella 2B30000011.100.100.100.200-0.5
        J. Rickard RF30000010.255.289.376.665-0.5
        Total2903000148-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Contreras (18), K. Schwarber (13), I. Happ (11)
          • HR - K. Bryant (19), A. Rizzo (22)
          • RBI - B. Zobrist (26), K. Bryant 2 (40), A. Rizzo 2 (59), I. Happ 2 (33), J. Heyward (37)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Zobrist (9)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Jones (10)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Heyward (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - A. Rizzo, A. Russell, K. Bryant
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (3)
          • DP - M. Machado, J. Rickard, J. Schoop, W. Castillo, C. Davis
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Quintana (W, 5-8)7.030001204.201.2734.0
          C. Edwards1.00000102.170.963.5
          B. Duensing1.00000102.701.183.5
          Total9.03000140---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Quintana (W, 5-8)7.0
          C. Edwards1.0
          B. Duensing1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          U. Jimenez (L, 4-5)3.211661217.011.58-13.0
          D. Hart2.00000202.631.287.0
          M. Givens1.10000202.140.994.0
          Z. Britton1.01001001.931.711.0
          D. O'Day1.03221014.221.16-3.0
          Total9.01588362---
          PITCHERSIP
          U. Jimenez (L, 4-5)3.2
          D. Hart2.0
          M. Givens1.1
          Z. Britton1.0
          D. O'Day1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - B. Duensing (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 100-67, C. Edwards 8-5, B. Duensing 19-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 4-4
          • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 23, C. Edwards 3, B. Duensing 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 80-53, D. Hart 23-14, M. Givens 14-9, Z. Britton 18-11, D. O'Day 25-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 5-3, D. Hart 2-2, M. Givens 2-0, Z. Britton 3-0, D. O'Day 1-1
          • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 22, D. Hart 6, M. Givens 4, Z. Britton 5, D. O'Day 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Rizzo homered to center, Bryant scored80
          • 4TH INNING
            Bryant homered to left center, Jay scored60
          • 2ND INNING
            Zobrist singled to right center, Heyward scored40
            Heyward singled to right, Happ scored30
            Happ doubled to left center, Contreras and Schwarber scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Darren O'Day relieved Zach Britton
            • K. Bryant: Bryant singled to left
            • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo homered to center, Bryant scored
            • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras singled to right
            • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber walked, Contreras to second
            • I. Happ: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Happ reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Contreras to third, Schwarber out at second
            • J. Heyward: Foul, Heyward lined into double play right to catcher, Contreras out at home
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Brian Duensing relieved Carl Edwards
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Rickard fouled out to first
            • A. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones hit by pitch
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop flied out to right
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Zach Britton relieved Mychal Givens
            • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Happ singled to left
            • J. Heyward: Foul, Heyward grounded out to first, Happ to second
            • A. Russell: Russell grounded out to first, Happ to third
            • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jay walked
            • B. Zobrist: Strike swinging, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Carl Edwards relieved Jose Quintana
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Castillo flied out to left
            • J. Giavotella: Giavotella flied out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Givens Pitching:
            • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Rizzo struck out on foul tip
            • W. Contreras: Contreras grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quintana Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop singled to center
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Trumbo struck out looking
            • C. Davis: Davis grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Schoop out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Hart Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
            • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Zobrist flied out to center
            • Mychal Givens relieved Donnie Hart
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quintana Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Hart Pitching:
            • I. Happ: Happ popped out to third
            • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to first
            • A. Russell: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Russell grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quintana Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini flied out to left
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Castillo singled to deep left
            • J. Giavotella: Strike looking, Giavotella reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castillo out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • U. Jimenez Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Jay singled to right
            • B. Zobrist: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Zobrist grounded out to catcher, Jay to third
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant homered to left center, Jay scored
            • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Contreras reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • Donnie Hart relieved Ubaldo Jimenez
            • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quintana Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Jones doubled to deep left
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Machado grounded out to first, Jones to third
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • U. Jimenez Pitching:
            • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras singled to center
            • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
            • I. Happ: Happ flied out to right
            • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward singled to deep right, Contreras to third
            • A. Russell: Russell flied out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quintana Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • J. Giavotella: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Giavotella struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Rickard popped bunt out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • U. Jimenez Pitching:
            • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras doubled to left center
            • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber doubled to left center, Contreras to third
            • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Happ doubled to left center, Contreras and Schwarber scored
            • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Heyward singled to right, Happ scored
            • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Heyward stole second, Russell grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Jay: Ball, Jay grounded out to shortstop, Heyward to third
            • B. Zobrist: Ball, Zobrist singled to right center, Heyward scored
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Bryant singled to left, Zobrist to second
            • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quintana Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini flied out to right
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • U. Jimenez Pitching:
            • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Zobrist flied out to center
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
            • A. Rizzo: Foul, Strike looking, Rizzo grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Bryant out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quintana Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado popped out to second
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)