Buehrle's four-hitter propels Jays to win in Tampa

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) throws a pitch during the first inning against...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Wednesday night. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:32 PM ET

TAMPA - Back in July of 2009, Mark Buehrle twirled a perfect game against the Rays.

Wednesday night he made do by blanking the Rays on four hits over 8.2 innings.

Coupled with a pair of solo shots by Jose Bautista, the Jays hung a 3-0 victory on the Tampa Bay Rays and lead the four-game series 2-1.

With a victory on Thursday, the Jays would log their first series triumph at the Trop since April of 2007 — that’s not a misprint.

For Bautista, it was the 22nd multi-homer game of his career.

Buehrle was terrific this night mixing speeds — if that’s the right term for someone who tops out at 85 m.p.h. — as he struck out 11 against one walk.

 


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