Even in a ballpark where the Chicago White Sox have had success, the story was agonizingly familiar for left-hander Jose Quintana. Once again Quintana pitched well, holding the Minnesota Twins to two runs and six hits in seven innings. And once again, his efforts were for naught due to a dearth of run support.
The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans. They nearly had one more win to take along, too.
The White Sox wasted a dominant pitching performance by Mark Buehrle with their second ninth-inning implosion of the season.
Thursday, The Chicago Cubs took a late lead over the Oakland A’s with three home runs. The Cubs couldn’t hang on, however, as Oakland took the lead with a three-run ninth inning.