Jose Quintana dominates Brewers again in 3-0 Cubs win

CHICAGO (AP) Jose Quintana was terrific for the Chicago Cubs, and pretty typical when it comes to his outings against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Quintana pitched seven sharp innings to help Chicago beat Milwaukee 3-0 on Saturday and continue his dominance of the Cubs' NL Central rival.

''He had a good look from the beginning,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''He was ready to roll, and that's what he's capable of looking like.''

Quintana (3-1) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one. The left-hander has thrown 24 straight scoreless innings against the Brewers dating to July 28, including six innings of three-hit ball in a 3-0 win at Miller Park on April 8.

He improved to 4-1 with a microscopic 0.63 ERA in six career starts against Milwaukee. When it comes to his success against the Brewers, he provided a simple explanation.

''I just try to be focused on every single pitch,'' he said.

Tommy La Stella drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single in the seventh, and Javier Baez had a run-scoring double. Pedro Strop, Brian Duensing and Steve Cishek combined for the last six outs in Chicago's third straight victory.

With Kris Bryant back in the lineup, the Cubs improved to 6-1 against the Brewers this season, including four shutouts. Bryant went 0 for 3 with a walk in his first appearance since being hit in the helmet by a pitch last Sunday.

Junior Guerra (2-1) pitched six innings of one-run ball, but Milwaukee finished with just two hits. The Brewers have just two runs and 12 hits through the first three games of the four-game set.

''We'll have a bat ceremony tonight, and just have to figure out a way to score some runs,'' manager Craig Counsell said. ''They've pitched well, the conditions here are low scoring, but we've got to have better at-bats.''

The Cubs jumped in front in the third, making the most of a bright sun and an 18-mph wind blowing in at Wrigley Field.

Albert Almora Jr. singled with two outs and scored when Baez's high fly to shallow center went off the glove of shortstop Orlando Arcia for a double. Center fielder Lorenzo Cain was the closest to the ball but lost it in the sun and called for help.

Chicago added two more in the seventh against Oliver Drake. Ben Zobrist led off with a single and went to third on a double by Jason Heyward. La Stella, hitting for Quintana, followed with a bloop single just over Arcia's head.

Zobrist scored easily. Heyward initially stopped at third, but then broke for the plate when Arcia held onto the ball in short left field.

''I think Arcia just got a little lazy with throwing the ball in,'' Counsell said. ''I think he was just frustrated that he couldn't get to the ball.''

Milwaukee's best chance of ending Quintana's streak came in the fourth. Cain led off with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. But Christian Yelich struck out, Ryan Braun fouled out and Domingo Santana was retired on a sliding stop by Baez at shortstop.

NO ISSUES

Bryant said he felt ''completely normal'' stepping in the batter's box after being hit in the helmet.

''It was nice to get back out there,'' he said. ''It was just another ballgame.''

STREAK ENDS

The Brewers' bullpen streak of 32 consecutive scoreless innings ended in the seventh. It was the third-longest streak in franchise history.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: LHP Wade Miley (groin) struck out 11 in a start for Double-A Biloxi on Friday. The team must decide by Sunday whether to call up Miley - who signed a minor league deal - or allow him to become a free agent. ''Wade did his job,'' general manager David Stearns said. ''He got healthy and he's pitching well.''

Cubs: Zobrist (back tightness) was activated from the 10-day disabled list before the game and went 1 for 3.

UP NEXT

Brewers RHP Zach Davies (2-2, 4.45 ERA) faces RHP Tyler Chatwood (1-3, 3.74 ERA) on Sunday. Davies has won his last two starts, allowing just two earned runs over 12 1/3 innings. Chatwood beat the Cleveland Indians in his last start for his first win with Chicago.

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  • W: J. Quintana (3-1)L: J. Guerra (2-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF30100110.301.411.473.8842.5
C. Yelich LF40000022.262.352.426.778-1.0
R. Braun 1B40000001.256.290.488.7790.0
D. Santana RF30000001.239.327.261.5880.0
H. Perez 3B30100010.192.222.308.5300.5
J. Villar 2B30000021.275.301.325.626-1.0
M. Pina C30000010.191.269.277.546-0.5
O. Arcia SS30000020.203.232.304.536-1.0
J. Guerra P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
O. Drake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- E. Sogard PH10000000.135.196.212.4080.0
B. Woodruff P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Drake in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF31100001.309.365.456.8212.0
J. Baez SS-2B40110022.304.360.6851.0454.0
K. Bryant 3B30000112.306.457.514.9710.5
A. Rizzo 1B40000011.164.273.209.482-0.5
W. Contreras C30000000.259.344.412.7561.0
K. Schwarber LF40100031.284.391.608.999-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Cishek P00000000.500.500.5001.0000.0
B. Zobrist 2B-LF31100011.326.404.457.8601.5
J. Heyward RF21100100.253.345.400.7454.0
J. Quintana P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- T. La Stella PH10120000.270.325.324.6493.0
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Russell SS00000000.215.303.278.5820.0
  • a-singled for Quintana in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Baez (8), J. Heyward (3)
  • SH - A. Almora, J. Quintana (3)
  • RBI - J. Baez (26), T. La Stella 2 (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez (11)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - D. Santana
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Baez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Baez (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra (L, 2-1)6.03112600.820.9513.0
O. Drake1.03220106.391.74-1.5
B. Woodruff1.00000204.501.504.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra (L, 2-1)6.0
O. Drake1.0
B. Woodruff1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (W, 3-1)7.02001705.741.4331.5
P. Strop (H, 1)1.10000302.451.184.5
B. Duensing0.10000000.001.000.0
S. Cishek0.10000002.841.420.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (W, 3-1)7.0
P. Strop (H, 1)1.1
B. Duensing0.1
S. Cishek0.1
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Guerra (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 98-66, O. Drake 19-14, B. Woodruff 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 4-8, O. Drake 2-0, B. Woodruff 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 24, O. Drake 6, B. Woodruff 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Quintana (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 103-66, P. Strop 13-10, B. Duensing 4-2, S. Cishek 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 8-6, B. Duensing 1-0, S. Cishek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 24, P. Strop 4, B. Duensing, S. Cishek
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF30100110.301.411.473.8842.5
C. Yelich LF40000022.262.352.426.778-1.0
R. Braun 1B40000001.256.290.488.7790.0
D. Santana RF30000001.239.327.261.5880.0
H. Perez 3B30100010.192.222.308.5300.5
J. Villar 2B30000021.275.301.325.626-1.0
M. Pina C30000010.191.269.277.546-0.5
O. Arcia SS30000020.203.232.304.536-1.0
J. Guerra P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
O. Drake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- E. Sogard PH10000000.135.196.212.4080.0
B. Woodruff P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Drake in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF31100001.309.365.456.8212.0
J. Baez SS-2B40110022.304.360.6851.0454.0
K. Bryant 3B30000112.306.457.514.9710.5
A. Rizzo 1B40000011.164.273.209.482-0.5
W. Contreras C30000000.259.344.412.7561.0
K. Schwarber LF40100031.284.391.608.999-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Cishek P00000000.500.500.5001.0000.0
B. Zobrist 2B-LF31100011.326.404.457.8601.5
J. Heyward RF21100100.253.345.400.7454.0
J. Quintana P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- T. La Stella PH10120000.270.325.324.6493.0
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Russell SS00000000.215.303.278.5820.0
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  • a-singled for Quintana in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Baez (8), J. Heyward (3)
  • SH - A. Almora, J. Quintana (3)
  • RBI - J. Baez (26), T. La Stella 2 (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez (11)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - D. Santana
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Baez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Baez (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra (L, 2-1)6.03112600.820.9513.0
O. Drake1.03220106.391.74-1.5
B. Woodruff1.00000204.501.504.0
Total8.0633290---
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra (L, 2-1)6.0
O. Drake1.0
B. Woodruff1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (W, 3-1)7.02001705.741.4331.5
P. Strop (H, 1)1.10000302.451.184.5
B. Duensing0.10000000.001.000.0
S. Cishek0.10000002.841.420.0
Total9.02001100---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (W, 3-1)7.0
P. Strop (H, 1)1.1
B. Duensing0.1
S. Cishek0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Guerra (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 98-66, O. Drake 19-14, B. Woodruff 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 4-8, O. Drake 2-0, B. Woodruff 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 24, O. Drake 6, B. Woodruff 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Quintana (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 103-66, P. Strop 13-10, B. Duensing 4-2, S. Cishek 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 8-6, B. Duensing 1-0, S. Cishek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 24, P. Strop 4, B. Duensing, S. Cishek
  • 7TH INNING
    La Stella singled to shallow left, Zobrist and Heyward scored03
  • 3RD INNING
    Baez doubled to center, Almora scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • P. Strop Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • Addison Russell at shortstop
    • Brian Duensing pitching
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich grounded out to shortstop
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • M. Pina: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Eric Sogard hit for Oliver Drake
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brandon Woodruff pitching
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Foul, Strike looking, Contreras grounded out to third
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Braun grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana safe at first on 2nd baseman Baez fielding error
    • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Santana picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Perez singled to center
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Oliver Drake relieved Junior Guerra
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Zobrist singled to center
    • J. Heyward: Heyward doubled to left center, Zobrist to third
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Jose Quintana
    • T. La Stella: Strike swinging, Ball, La Stella singled to shallow left, Zobrist and Heyward scored
    • A. Almora: Almora hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, La Stella to second
    • J. Baez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bryant grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • J. Guerra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Guerra grounded out to pitcher
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Yelich grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant fouled out to first
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo flied out to deep right
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Contreras hit by pitch
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Schwarber struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Perez popped out to second
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Heyward walked
    • J. Quintana: Strike swinging, Quintana hit sacrifice bunt to first, Heyward to second
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Almora lined out to right
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Baez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cain doubled to left center
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain to third on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Braun fouled out to first
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo flied out to left
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Contreras lined out to center
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber reached on an infield single to second
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Zobrist lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia flied out to center
    • J. Guerra: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Guerra struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Foul, Heyward fouled out to second
    • J. Quintana: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Quintana struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Almora singled to left
    • J. Baez: Baez doubled to center, Almora scored
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Baez stole third, Foul tip, Bryant struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Santana lined out to center
    • H. Perez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Villar lined out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Contreras grounded out to second
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Schwarber struck out on foul tip
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zobrist struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • R. Braun: Ball, Braun flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Almora flied out to right
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)