Reliable Buehrle leads Blue Jays to victory in his Chicago return

Mark Buehrle of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after after being removed from the game against the...

Mark Buehrle of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after after being removed from the game against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 16, 2014. (Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:50 PM ET

CHICAGO - They saluted Hall of Famer Frank Thomas before the game and cheered Mark Buehrle at its start.

The crowd of 29,420 at U.S. Cellular Field also booed Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Lindstrom in the seventh as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped their four-game losing skid with a much-needed 6-3 victory Saturday night.

Back on the hill in familiar and friendly territory, over the opening five innings Buehrle looked as comfortable as if he was sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch.

Holding a 3-0 lead, it fell apart in the sixth thanks to a series of defensive miscues and non-plays that resulted in Buehrle’s exit and three Chicago runs that tied the game and saddled the veteran left-hander with a no-decision.

The Jays, though, stormed back with three runs in the seventh against Lindstrom on a two-run double by Melky Cabrera and RBI single by Jose Bautista — thus the boos.


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