Blue Jays' Buehrle bitten by Yankees once again

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle throws against the New York Yankees at the Rogers...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle throws against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Aug. 29, 2014. (NICK TURCHIARO/USA Today)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

TORONTO - On April 10, 2004, in his fourth career start against them, Mark Buehrle finally beat the New York Yankees. In his fifth big-league season with the Chicago White Sox, he was thrilled to get that monkey off his back.

Turns out that monkey had more lives than a cat.

More than 10 years later, Buehrle is still looking for his next win over the Yankees and that monkey has grown into a King Kong-sized gorilla.

It looked for a time that Friday night was going to be the breakthrough. Through six innings, Buehrle had shut out the Yankees, clinging to a 1-0 lead. He had allowed just four baserunners and had not allowed a man to advance past second base.

And then all that history came crashing down on Buehrle as the Yankees erupted for five runs on their way to a 6-3 win that pushed his record against New York to 1-13, with six no-decisions, in 20 career starts.


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