CHICAGO Mark Buehrle felt a little more nervous and a little more emotional than he thought he would. The pitcher received a standing ovation from the crowd as he took the mound against his former Chicago White Sox jerseys teammates.
Buehrle tipped his cap and then allowed three runs in 5 1 3 innings in his first start as a visitor in Chicago and third game against the White Sox jerseys overall.
The Toronto starter didn’t earn a decision, but the Blue Jays jerseys beat the White Sox jerseys 6 3 on Saturday night. cheap Melky Cabrera jersey’s two run double in the seventh inning was the difference in Toronto’s win.
“The reception I got, I was kind of thinking it might be good, but what they did, coming off the field every time I ran out, to hear people cheering, it was exceptional,” Buehrle said.
Buehrle texted former teammate, and White Sox jerseys captain, Paul Konerko to make sure it was OK that he tipped his cap to the crowd.
“It’s one of those things that I didn’t want to (tick) anybody off on the other team, but at the same time the reaction I was getting from the crowd, I felt it was right,” Buehrle said.
The Blue Jays jerseys, who snapped a four game losing streak, scored three runs in the seventh to retake the lead after the White Sox jerseys tied it with three runs in the sixth.
cheap Avisail Garcia jersey went 2 for 4 with a double for the White Sox jerseys in his first game since April 9 after recovering from shoulder surgery.
cheap Brett Cecil jersey (1 3) got two outs both by strikeout to earn the win. Casey Janssen worked one inning for his 19th save in 22 opportunities.
The Blue Jays jerseys allowed Buehrle to take the field alone before the bottom of the first inning, and fans gave him a standing ovation.
While with the White Sox jerseys from 2000 11, Buehrle threw a perfect game on July 23, 2009, against Tampa Bay, and a no hitter on April 18, 2007, against Texas.
“I’m kind of glad it’s over,” said Konerko, a teammate of Buehrle’s on the 2005 World Series championship White Sox jerseys team. “Him in another uniform doesn’t look right to me. Quite honestly, I really don’t have it in me to want to see him do badly, so I don’t like the combination.”
The Blue Jays jerseys took a 2 0 lead on Dioner Navarro’s sacrifice fly and Nolan Reimold’s RBI single in the second. Toronto extended the lead to 3 0 in the fifth on cheap Jose Reyes jersey’ RBI single.
The White Sox jerseys tied it with three runs in the sixth. With runners on first and second, cheap Dustin McGowan jersey replaced Buehrle.
“It was starting to snowball,” Blue Jays jerseys manager John Gibbons said about removing Buehrle.
Both runners advanced on a wild pitch before Dayan Viciedo’s sacrifice fly made it 3 2. Konerko tied it with a single, but the White Sox jerseys bullpen gave the lead back in the next inning.
The Blue Jays jerseys scored three runs with two singles, two doubles and a Chicago error. Matt Lindstrom (2 2) allowed four straight hits before recording an out.
Cabrera hit a two run double and advanced on an error. cheap Jose Bautista jersey followed with an RBI single for a 6 3 lead.
Buehrle has one victory in his last 13 starts.
Drabek began the season in the Triple A rotation, where he went 4 6 with a 4.46 ERA. After the first round draft pick moved to the bullpen in mid June, his numbers improved. In 16 relief appearances, he was 3 1 with a 2.77 ERA.
White Sox jerseys: Garcia was reinstated from the 60 day DL, and OF cheap Moises Sierra jersey (oblique) went on the 15 day DL on cheap mlb majestic jerseys Saturday. The White Sox jerseys also recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple A Charlotte, placed RHP cheap Javy Guerra jersey on the bereavement list, and designated LHP Charlie Leesman for assignment before Saturday’s game.