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AL GAME OF THE DAY

Mark Buehrle wins for first time since perfect game

Chicago defeats Boston Red Sox, 5-1.

September 08, 2009|Associated Press

CHICAGO — Mark Buehrle won for the first time since pitching a perfect game on July 23, ending his eight-start drought by leading the Chicago White Sox over the Boston Red Sox, 5-1, Monday.

Carlos Quentin homered as Chicago took three of four from the American League wild-card leaders.

Buehrle (12-7) outpitched Josh Beckett (14-6), scattering eight hits over seven-plus innings. The White Sox left-hander had been 0-4 with a 5.44 earned-run average since his gem against Tampa Bay.

Buehrle gave up a first-inning run and then pitched his way out of several jams. Leading 3-1, he gave up a leadoff single to Victor Martinez in the eighth and was replaced by Tony Pena, who struck out Jason Bay and Mike Lowell.

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