PEORIA, Ariz. — Jose Quintana had a mess of a first inning Friday, allowing a hit, throwing two wild pitches and committing a balk before recording an out. He gave up two runs, one earned.
From that point on, though, he was practically perfect, retiring 16 of the final 17 batters he faced in a 5-4, 10-inning loss at the Mariners.
“That’s the point when you can come back — that’s most important for the pitcher,” said Quintana, who allowed two hits and one walk in six innings. “Go long in the game. You know, try to keep the score close and get the win.”
Quintana threw 90 pitches, 56 strikes, and an 15 extra pitches in the bullpen. He’ll likely start Wednesday for his final tuneup.
Reliever Jacob Turner allowed the Mariners to tie the game in the ninth, giving up a double to Robinson Cano and a towering homer to Nelson Cruz. He then allowed a Leonys Martin solo shot to win the game in the 10th.
Austin Jackson hit a grand slam off reliever Justin De Fratus to provide the only White Sox runs.
In a pickle
The White Sox worked on rundowns after botching two earlier in the week.
“We’ve been going over them,” manager Robin Ventura said. “And if they don’t get them right, we’re going to redo them.”
The day before, the Angels kept the bases loaded on a fielder’s choice when a runner beat the White Sox catcher to the third-base bag.
“For me, you don’t want a guy running around with the ball, with gear on,” Ventura said.
Though Ventura wouldn’t confirm it, Mat Latos is the likely choice to receive his second Cactus League start Sunday.
Doubleheader — Reds at Sox, 2:05 p.m., Brandon Finnegan vs. Carlos Rodon; Sox at Dodgers, 9:05 p.m., Carson Fulmer vs. Zach Lee.
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