Indians Vs. White Sox Preview: Jose Quintana Makes First MLB Start

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 8: Alex Rios #51 of the Chicago White Sox is safe at home as catcher Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians misses the tag during the tenth inning to give the White Sox a two run lead at Progressive Field on May 8, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

With John Danks on the disabled list, Jose Quintana is taking the mound as the White Sox begin a weekend series against the Indians.

When the Chicago White Sox host the Cleveland Indians on Friday night, Chicago starter Jose Quintana will be making his first ever MLB start in place of the injured John Danks. Quintana was tabbed as the starter for the game recently after the team placed Danks on the disabled list with soreness in his left shoulder.

The White Sox have already played two series against the Indians this season, posting a 3-4 record against the AL Central leaders. At the moment, Chicago is four games behind Cleveland in the division, so they can make significant ground in the standings during this weekend's series.

Quintana, 23, made his MLB debut with Chicago earlier this season in a relief role, pitching 5.2 shutout innings in a 8-6 loss against Cleveland on May 7. He's made nine starts for Double-A Birmingham this year, posting a 2.77 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks over 48.2 innings.

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