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White Sox At Blue Jays Preview: Jose Quintana Is Hoping For Run Support

Jose Quintana will be looking for run support on Tuesday night when his Chicago White Sox take the field against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second game of their series.

July 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jose Quintana (62) walks off the field after the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
July 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jose Quintana (62) walks off the field after the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago White Sox got two home runs out of slugger Adam Dunn on Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, but the single-run shots weren't quite enough as the Sox dropped a 3-2 affair in extra innings. The White Sox will trot out young hurler Jose Quintana on Tuesday night with hopes of having a bit more offense back him up in the second game of the series.

Quintana wasn't a full-time starter when the season began, but the 23-year-old from Colombia has come in to his own as the Sox' season has progressed as he's posted a 4-2 record to go with a very solid 2.78 ERA. His record would be even better if his teammates could give him some run support, however, as the White Sox have scored just one run combined in his two losses this season.

Each game becomes more important for the White Sox going forward, though, as they try to hold on to their modest two-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central division race. That lead could increase on Tuesday, too, as long as the bats are working and Quintana stays steady.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, head over to White Sox blog South Side Sox and Blue Jays blog Bluebird Banter. And for more news and notes from around the league, head over to Baseball Nation.