BOSTON - For the 13th consecutive season, pitcher Mark Buehrle passed the 200-inning barrier Saturday night as the Blue Jays rallied around him for a 4-2 victory over the newly minted American League East Division champion Boston Red Sox.
Buehrle stifled the Red Sox on five hits over six innings, allowing just one run. He got all the run support he needed in the form of a three-run, two-out Toronto rally in the fourth inning after Boston starter Clay Buchholz had been perfect through three innings.
It was Buehrle’s 12th win of the season and this also marks the 13th consecutive season in which he has gone into double-figures in wins, a rare bright spot in the tale of woe that has plagued Toronto’s starting rotation this season.
"He’s had a tremendous year," said manager John Gibbons. "Slow start then he really kicked it in. He’s been doing what he's done his whole career. Thirteen straight years of 200 innings, never on the DL. He’s a rare guy. It was nice to get that win for him tonight.