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Without bad luck, Quintana would have no luck at all

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Without bad luck, Quintana would have no luck at all

DETROIT -- Jose Quintana on Thursday became the first pitcher of the modern era to complete eight shutout innings on three occasions and receive a no-decision in each in the same season.

The White Sox rookie wasnt aware of that statistic -- courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau -- when he addressed the media after Thursdays 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

But Quintana isnt oblivious to the hard luck he has fallen on in those starts, two of which he left with a 1-0 lead only to see the bullpen lose the game.

His response: it happens.

Apparently it doesnt, but teammates said that doesnt faze Quintana, who signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox last offseason.

We didnt know too much about him when he came up, slugger Adam Dunn said. Hes been as good as anybody on our staff all year. Hes had one bad game all year and he ended up winning it. We just havent scored any runs for him and hes been great.

Quintana also received a no-decision when he threw eight shutout innings in starts at Los Angeles (June 17) and against Milwaukee (June 24).

Those three outings are second most in the majors this season -- Seattles Felix Hernandez has four -- and the most by a rookie since Detroits Justin Verlander had three in 2006.

Thats tough, Dunn said. But hes doing his job. Were just not doing ours. Its hard to be pissed off when you do your job. You cant be pissed when you go out there and throw eight shutout innings. What else can he do? This isnt the National League. Hes a good kid. Ive enjoyed having him on the team.

Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.

Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.

The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)

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