BALTIMORE — Jose Quintana dazzled in his debut for the Chicago Cubs, hanging out a season-excessive 12 in seven sharp innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles eight-zero Sunday for a 3-recreation sweep.
Acquired by the World Collection champions through the All-Star break from the Chicago White Sox for a playoff push, Quintana gave the Cubs precisely the type of increase they hoped to get. The lefty ace allowed three hits, walked none and joined Matt Garza as the one pitchers in Cubs historical past to fan 12 of their debut.
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered to assist the Cubs transfer over .500 for the primary time since June 29. The Cub hit 10 residence runs through the sweep at Camden Yards.
Chicago took benefit of one other wild begin by Ubaldo Jimenez (four-5) and opened a four-zero lead within the second. Willson Contreras added a profession-excessive 4 hits.
The Cubs traded their prime two prospects, outfielder Eloy Jimenez and proper-hander Dylan Stop, together with infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete, to get Quintana. He was four-eight with a four.forty nine ERA for the White Sox.
Chicago started the day 5 1/2 video games behind within the races for the NL Central and second wild-card spot.
Quintana retired 9 straight batters till Adam Jones led off the fourth with a double. This was the tenth time in his profession, and third this season, he fanned no less than 10.
Ian Happ had a two-run double and scored on Jason Heyward’s single within 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 nineteenth, boosted the margin to six-zero within the fourth.
Jimenez allowed six runs and eleven hits, one shy of tying a profession-excessive, over three 2/three innings. He has not pitched previous the fifth inning in 4 of his previous 5 begins.
Rizzo hit his twenty second residence run within the ninth off Darren O’Day.