Quintana tries to stretch for success

Quintana tries to stretch for success

CHICAGO -- Jose Quintana was looking to make a few adjustments during his recent side session in between starts after allowing 15 earned runs over his last 10 2/3 innings. One major change came in his work out of the stretch, where he felt as if he was hurrying his pitches as well as opening up his shoulder more.

"It's something I picked up on and [pitching] coach [Don Cooper] picked up on," said Quintana through translator and White Sox manager of cultural development Jackson Miranda. "It felt good and hopefully that will come across [Monday]."

Quintana has lost his last two starts, with the Twins and Orioles scoring 12 runs combined against him in five innings. But Cooper doesn't expect anything out of the ordinary from the rookie against the Tigers on Monday.

"No matter if you're a rookie or a veteran, we expect you to go out there and give us a chance to win," Cooper said. "This is a pennant race and we're in it and we're trying to win it. We need those guys.

"They're the first line of defense. That's why they get the big bucks because they're paid to go out there and take the bulk of the responsibility, which is six, seven and then more, hopefully, innings each game to give us a chance to win."