"I felt pretty good. A couple innings in trouble, so I tried to make a critical pitch," Quintana said. "I tried to keep the score close. Winning this game, that's really important for us now."
After giving up a home run to
Robinson Cano that made it 1-1 in the fourth, Nelson Cruz singled and Dae-Ho Lee walked. But, Quintana retired Kyle Seager and Chris Iannetta to preserve the tie.
The Mariners had runners at first and third in the fifth, but Quintana got Cano on an inning-ending strikeout.
Seattle upped the ante in the sixth, loading the bases with two outs, but Quintana again escaped when Daniel Robinson flied to center.
Quintana leaves bases loaded
CWS@SEA: Quintana avoids trouble, strands bases full
Jose Quintana keeps the game tied in the 6th by getting Daniel Robertson to fly out to center field with the bases loaded
Manager Robin Ventura had confidence in Quintana's ability to get the last out of the inning.
"He just has a way to fight through it," Ventura said. "I think he's always the kind of competitor, that you just sit there and you trust him with that one."
The White Sox, who had been shut out three times and scored just four runs in their five losses, took a 3-1 lead in the seventh on a leadoff homer by
Melky Cabrera and an RBI single by J.B. Shuck.
Chicago then added three more in the ninth on a two-run homer by
Todd Frazier and an RBI double by Dioner Navarro.
Quintana, who allowed one run on six hits with seven strikeouts and three walks in six innings, is 3-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his last three starts.
"In the second half, we started slow, but this win is really important for us," Quintana said. "Keep positive, everybody here, and tomorrow we want to take the series."
Jim Hoehn is a contributor for MLB.com based in Seattle. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.