Carlos Quentin said it makes no difference to him where he bats in the White Sox's lineup as long as he's playing. That's why he didn't make a bigger deal out of hitting three home runs Tuesday night for the first time in his career. "In our lineup, you move around," Quentin said Wednesday. Quentin, who batted third on Tuesday and Wednesday after hitting fifth on Monday, became the 13th player in Sox history to hit three home runs or more in a game and the first to do it on the road since Jose Valentin on July 30, 2003, at Kansas City. Ten of Quentin's 12 homers have been hit on the road. Quentin didn't hit his 12th home run last season until June 25 against the Cubs. Santos stretching out: Sergio Santos has a greater appreciation for the closers of the 1970s and '80s who often pitched more than one inning to earn saves. "That's impressive if you can do that through a whole season," he said. Santos has earned two of his seven saves by pitching more than one inning, including Tuesday's 8-6 win in which he pitched 11/3 innings.
As long as he's in lineup, Quentin doesn't care where he bats
Chicago Tribune | May 26