Sunday, April 17, 2016

Lefties Quintana, Moore to duel in rubber match

The White Sox will wrap up a six-game road trip with left-hander Jose Quintana trying to continue his early momentum against the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Quintana is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in two starts this season, his most recent outing a one-run, four-hit effort with five strikeouts in six innings during a victory over the Twins on Monday at Target Field. He's 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his past 10 starts dating back to Aug. 20, 2015.
The Rays will counter with left-hander Matt Moore for the rubber match. Moore, who has a 3.00 ERA with no decisions in two starts this season, allowed one run and five hits in seven innings against the Indians on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
Things to know about this game
• The game Sunday will mark the final one for the White Sox after a lengthy road stretch to begin the season. After Sunday, Chicago will have played 10 of its first 12 games away from U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox are scheduled to face the Angels (four games) and Rangers (three games) during a seven-game homestand next week before hitting the road again starting with a three-game set in Toronto from April 25-27.
• Despite playing 10 of their first 12 games at Tropicana Field, the Rays will take a sub-.500 record into a six-game road trip against the Red Sox and Yankees next week. Tampa Bay was 42-42 at home last season.
• Quintana is 1-1 with a 3.43 ERA and 18 strikeouts in four career starts against the Rays. He's 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in two starts at Tropicana Field.

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