Jose Quintana tagged for five runs in first, White Sox get just one hit in loss to Twins


MINNEAPOLIS — Ervin Santana pitched a one-hitter for the first complete-game victory by a pitcher in the major leagues this season, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-0 on Saturday to stop the White Sox three-game winning streak.

Santana won his third straight start, striking out eight, walking one and retiring his final 18 batters as he lowered his ERA to 0.41. The White Sox had just two base runners: Omar Narvaez singled with one out in the third, and Avisail Garcia walked leading off the fourth.

Santana also pitched a one-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels against Arizona on June 16, 2012, and he threw a no-hitter for the Angels at Cleveland on July 27, 2011. He has pitched 18 scoreless innings since allowing his only earned run of the season, against Kansas City on Opening Day.

It was just the third complete game in the major leagues this season after San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner allowed six hits in a loss at San Diego on April 8 and Toronto's Marcus Stroman gave up seven hits in a home defeat against Milwaukee on Wednesday.

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Jose Quintana gave up hits to six of his first seven batters in a 39-pitch first inning, including Max Kepler's two-run triple. Quintana allowed five runs, nine hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings, raising his ERA to 6.75. White Sox starters had a 2.40 ERA in the previous eight games.

Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had run-scoring singles in the first, and Miguel Sano hit an RBI double as Minnesota took a 5-0 lead. The Twins had five extra-base hits against Quintana.

Robbie Grossman added an RBI single in the eighth against Michael Ynoa.

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