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Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut with 7 scoreless innings to beat O’s

July 16th, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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BALTIMORE - Too soon to say the Cubs won the Jose Quintana trade?


But the left-hander’s dominant debut against the Orioles three days after he was acquired from the White Sox gave the Cubs their most tangible reason to believe they might catch the first-place Brewers.

With fans on Sunday holding up “Welcome” signs and a Colombian flags, Quintana delivered a gem at Camden Yards, pitching seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits without a walk and striking out 12, in an 8-0 victory that also gave the Cubs a three-game sweep of the O’s coming out of the All-Star break.

Quintana delivered a career high in strikeouts and the Cubs’ second straight quality start.

The 12 strikeouts tied Matt Garza’s franchise record for a Cubs debut. It also marked a season high for Quintana, one short of his career high.

When he struck out Adam Jones for No. 10 in the sixth, he reached 900 strikeouts in his career.

And this: He became just the second …

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