HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox couldn't get anything going early on Friday night against the Houston Astros.
One big swing by Adam Dunn changed that and the White Sox cruised to a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros.
Dunn hit a three-run home run and Conor Gillaspie added two RBIs to lead the White Sox.
The White Sox trailed by two and had managed just one hit off of Collin McHugh (2-2) through the five innings before Dunn launched his soaring homer into the second deck in right field with one out in the sixth to put Chicago on top.
"That guy it just seemed like he was cruising," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "He was around the zone, a good curveball and that's what really kept everybody off-balance. You just stick with it. Dunn's homer ... but then after that we put some stuff together to put it away."
White Sox starter Jose Quintana (2-3) allowed two runs on seven hits in five innings for his first win since April 8. He's pitched well between wins, but Chicago has had trouble scoring in his starts.
"He's done a lot for us to keep us in games and he hasn't won any games," Ventura said. "He's notorious for coming out with a no-decision, so it was nice for us to get some runs after that and get him a win, because he's done a lot of work for us that doesn't go in the win column all the time for him."
Dunn was happy he could help Quintana get a win after he had three no-decisions and three losses since his last victory. Quintana has been plagued by no-decisions in his career and set an American League record last season with 17.