Mark Buehrle was some kind of terrific tonight. 9 innings, just 6 hits (5 singles and 1 double), 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. 18 groundouts with just 2 flyouts. And he singled, broke up a double play with a takeout slide at second and put down a perfect bunt.
He gave up 4 runs in the first inning of his last start, since then 17 shutout innings, along with the back-to-back complete games.
And our offense showed up. We scored:
- 4 in the first inning. Jose Reyes walked, Josh Donaldson doubled. Jose Bautista and Chris Colabello had back-to-back RBI singles. Justin Smoak drove in 1 with a ground and Kevin Pillar drove in the 4th run of the inning.
- 1 in the fourth inning. Pillar (who has suddenly remembered how to hit) singled. After a force out by Ryan Goins, Buehrle bunted and Reyes singled him home.
- 2 in the sixth inning. Doubles by Smoak and Goins, and a RBI single from Reyes.
- 1 in the top of the ninth. An angry Bautista hitting a home run. His first since May 18. He didn't like a couple of calls in his previous at bat, and gave the umpires a 'golf clap'. He had a strike called that was off the plate and then strike 3 was a called swing by the first base umpire. Just a terrible call really.
Since 1995: Halladay 29 Maddux 24 Buehrle 17 (CG under 2:15)— Beyond the Box Score (@BtBScore) June 4, 2015
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