Chi. White Sox 2, Toronto 1

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Mark Lollo, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 23934

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0
Chi. White Sox 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 80-81 42-39 38-42 L4
Chi. White Sox 79-82 36-44 43-38 W2


Mark Buehrle threw seven shutout innings in what could be his final start for the White Sox as Chicago earned a 2-1 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Buehrle (13-9), who is set to become a free agent at season's end, worked through periods of heavy rain to earn his 161st career victory in a White Sox uniform, good for sixth all-time. He surrendered six hits while striking out six.

The veteran lefthander came out alone to warm up in the top of the eighth inning - the rest of the White Sox remained in the dugout - and was ceremoniously removed by interim manager Don Cooper, leaving the field to a standing ovation. He waved to the crowd above the Chicago dugout before exchanging hugs and high-fives with his teammates, then returning to the field for a final curtain call.

Tyler Flowers homered for the second straight night to pace the White Sox, who won their first game with Cooper at the helm. He took over for Ozzie Guillen, who was released from his contract after Monday's victory and joined the Florida Marlins less than 24 hours later.

A.J. Pierzynski added a run-scoring single in the sixth inning that plated Alejandro De Aza, who beat Jose Bautista's throw from right field by a fraction of a second.

Blue Jays rookie starter Henderson Alvarez (1-3) threw seven strong innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. Mike McCoy hit his second home run of the season in support, but Toronto could get no closer.

Adam Dunn went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts to see his average dip to .159. He will need six plate appearances in Wednesday's finale to officially record the lowest average in major league history.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Chi. White Sox
Henderson Alvarez Player Mark Buehrle
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 0.00
Toronto   Chi. White Sox
Jose Bautista Player Gordon Beckham
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 8 1 12 .242 19 10 1 1 0 0
Chi. White Sox 7 1 12 .233 7 8 2 0 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Toronto. The White Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .482 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .531 after a loss.
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