July 29, 2009

Beuhrle sets major league record, then loses game for White Sox

After pitching a perfect game his last time on the mound, Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle came out yesterday and retired the first 17 batters for a major league record 45-straight retired batters in a row.

Then the wheels came off.

Buehrle ended up giving up five runs in 6 1/3 innings, and was awarded the pitching loss in a 5-3 defeat to the Twins. And to make matters worse, the setback caused the White Sox to fall into a tie for second place in the AL Central with the Twins.

Talk about a downer.

By the way, Buehrle is only one of 18 pitchers in baseball history to throw a perfect game. More people have orbited the Moon than recorded 27 consecutive outs in a major league baseball game. And they've been keeping stats for over 100 years... making this kind of a big deal.

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