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CHICAGO -- The White Sox were denied a sixth straight series win, despite James Shields best start since coming to Chicago. Black Friday NFL Jerseys .The Atlanta Braves beat the White Sox 2-0 on Sunday, though Shields turned in his third straight quality start going into the All-Star break.Even when I was struggling, I didnt put too much emphasis on each start, Shields said. But being consistent and on the same page with Navvy (catcher Dioner Navarro) back there has been great.Shields (4-10) allowed six hits, including two homers, in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out two as his record fell to 2/3 since his arrival from San Diego in a trade.The best (performance) since hes been here, manager Robin Ventura said.As good as Shields was, though, Mike Foltynewicz was better. The Braves right-hander allowed five hits in seven innings. Jeff Francoeur and Jace Peterson homered for all the runs he needed.Foltynewicz (3-3), who grew up in the far southwest suburbs of Chicago, had a career-high 10 strikeouts without allowing a walk. He struck out the side in the seventh on 12 pitches.He has great stuff, Ventura said. Any time you can get up to around 100 (mph) ... It didnt fall off, either. Our guys couldnt get on it. Every time we got something going, he snuffed it out.The 24-year-old right-hander won for the first time since beating the Giants on May 30. He was placed on the disabled list on June 4 with a bone spur and made his third start since returning.Chris Withrow pitched a scoreless eighth for the Braves and Jim Johnson finished for his second save in four chances.After retiring the first four batters, Shields was tagged for a solo shot by Francoeur in the second inning. It was Francoeurs fifth of the season and second in as many games. An inning later, Shields gave up Petersons fourth of the season.Ex-White Sox A.J. Pierzynski hit his 400th career double in the fifth inning. He became the fourth catcher in major league history with 400 or more doubles.BETTER LATE THAN NEVERWhite Sox LHP Jose Quintana has replaced Clevelands Danny Salazar on the AL All-Star roster. A first-time All-Star, Quintana is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA, sixth-best in the AL at the start of Sunday. He joins teammate Chris Sale on the roster.When Robin talked to me, I couldnt believe that, Quintana said. Any goal for a player is to make the All-Star Game. Im so happy. All my preparation and work, when you get that, its really exciting for me.TRAINERS ROOMBraves: C Tyler Flowers reported improvement in his strained left hand. He received treatment before the game and was scheduled to be re-examined in Atlanta during the All-Star break next week. He will undergo an MRI on Monday. ... RHP Arodys Vizcaino was unavailable because of skin irritation on his right elbow. He was excepted to return immediately after the All-Star break.White Sox: 1B/DH Justin Morneau is 2 for 17 in his rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox signed Morneau on June 9 as he recovers from offseason left elbow surgery. There is still no timetable for his White Sox debut. I think for him its always going to be about his pace and what he feels like he can handle and where hes at, Ventura said. Thats going to be the biggest thing, and were going to have to be patient with that, for him, knowing whens the right time to give a thumbs up.UP NEXTBraves: Atlanta will make a decision on Fridays starter after the All-Star Game on Tuesday. If RHP Julio Teheran (3-8), who was selected as a member of the NL All-Star team, doesnt pitch on Tuesday, he will likely start on Friday against Colorado.White Sox: Miguel Gonzalez (2-4) is scheduled to start against Angels in Anaheim on Friday. 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HOUSTON -- It marked another blistering start in a young season full of them for the Rockets, a burst from the starting gate that both propelled Houston to victory and put its opponent in a hole that proved impossible to escape from.The Rockets attempted to blitz another foe when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.Even on the second night of a back-to-back the Rockets (17-7) found the energy to muster a 36-point first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, a surge strong enough to carry them through lulls in the second and third periods en route to a 109-87 home victory.Houston has made a habit of fast starts and paces the NBA in first-quarter scoring at 31.5 points per game, nearly a full point ahead of the Cavaliers who rank second averaging 30.8 points in the first quarter this season.We played well in the first quarter, said Rockets reserve guard Eric Gordon, who tallied six points in six minutes off the bench in the opening period. I think teams are trying to figure us out. We score a lot in the first quarter.With James (Harden) being the point guard, its always going to be trouble for the other team.Harden played the entire first quarter against Dallas and posted 13 points (on 3-of-4 shooting) and seven assists to lead the Rockets on their opening kick. In nine home games this season Harden is averaging 11.4 points (on 67.4 percent shooting) and 3.7 assists in the first period.Setting such a blistering early pace has enabled the Rockets to weather all variations of opposing storms, and that consistent first-quuarter production is behind their fast start out of the gate. NFL Jerseys Deals. Yeah, were starting to find (balance). Were getting better but were still not where we want to be, Harden said. Especially in the first quarter. We want to get off to a really good start.The Nets (6-16) dropped to 1-9 on the road with their 130-101 loss in San Antonio on Saturday night. They continue to trudge on without guard Jeremy Lin, who has been sidelined for 17 games with a left hamstring strain. The Nets have missed 50 games due to injury this season.Lin was off to a solid start in Brooklyn, averaging 15.0 points and 6.2 assists over five games before being sidelined. He returned to practice late last week but the Nets have not set a date for his return, choosing instead to follow a cautious path.I wanted to come back as early as I can obviously but were taking a healthier approach in terms of making sure that this wont bother me again, Lin said. Sometimes that takes a little bit longer.I really appreciate this staff and what theyve done to try to help me in terms of everything.While showcasing patience, Brooklyn also needs the reinforcements. The Nets have dropped 11 of 13 and are struggling mightily to pair their hastened style of play with any semblance of defensive functionality. 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