Quintana’s ﬁne outing spoiled by bullpen
LOS ANGELES – White Sox rookie manager Robin Ventura summoned closer Addison Reed in the ninth to protect a one-run lead – even though Jose Quintana had thrown only 77 pitches in eight shutout innings.
The move backfired miserably. Reed gave up the tying run on Juan Rivera’s sacrifice fly, and Matt Thornton allowed a two-out RBI single in the 10th to Dee Gordon as the Sox lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the rubber game of an interleague series between division leaders.
“It’s one of those things that happens,” Ventura said. “Q pitched great, but right there I wanted to go to the closer. This is what Reed does. Reed is going to be our closer tomorrow and it’s just the way it is.”
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