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Jose Quintana pitches Chicago White Sox past Toronto Blue Jays 4-0

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TORONTO - Left-hander Jose Quintana pitched seven strong innings and right-fielder Moises Sierra homered and doubled against his former team as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Sunday.

The White Sox (39-44) took the final three games of the four-game series after dropping the opener on Thursday.

Quintana (5-7) held the Blue Jays to three hits and two walks while striking out seven. He's won back-to-back starts.

Despite a strong eight innings from left-hander Mark Buehrle, the Blue Jays (45-39) lost for the ninth time in their past 13 games.

The American League East leaders finished June at 12-15 despite winning their first five games of the month.

Buehrle (10-5), who has not won since June 1, lost for the fourth time in his past five starts. Buehrle allowed six hits, two walks and two runs while striking out five against in his second career start against his former team.

White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu extended his hit streak to 14 games with an RBI single in the third inning. He drove in second baseman Gordon Beckham who hit a two-out double.

Sierra hit his second homer of the season with one out in the fourth to put the White Sox into a 2-0 lead. Chicago claimed Sierra off waivers from the Blue Jays on May 3.

The Blue Jays did not have as many as two runners on base in an inning until the sixth when shortstop Jose Reyes doubled with one out and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion walked with two out.

That brought out Jose Bautista, who had not played since June 22 because of a mild strain in his left hamstring, to bat for catcher Dioner Navarro. Reyes took third on a wild pitch as Bautista worked the count to 3-2 on Quintana. But he hit a ground ball to shortstop and Encarnacion was forced out at second to end the inning. Josh Thole took over at catcher.

The White Sox added two runs in the ninth against right-hander Sergio Santos on a single by catcher Tyler Flowers. It scored first baseman Paul Konerko who walked with one out and took third on Sierra's double.

Left-hander Eric Surkamp pitched the eighth and right-hander Jake Petricka took over for the ninth.

NOTES: Attendance at Rogers Centre was 33,177. ….Right-fielder Jose Bautista (left hamstring) was not in the lineup for the seventh straight game after suffering the mild strain beating out a bunt in the third inning on June 22 at Cincinnati. He tested his leg before Sunday's game and said he was fit enough to pinch hit, which he did in the sixth inning. He said he hopes to be able to return to the lineup on Tuesday. … Left-fielder Melky Cabrera also was not in the lineup with Darin Mastroianni starting in his place. Cabrera pinch hit unsuccessfully in the eighth. …The Blue Jays have Monday off before concluding their home stand with two afternoon games against the Milwaukee Brewers with right-hander Drew Hutchison (5-6, 4.00) facing right-hander Marco Estrada (7-4, 5.06 ERA) on Tuesday.

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