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Buehrle finishes, runs streak to 42

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Mark Buehrle took matters into his own hands on Friday night. After failing to record a win in each of his last four outings despite having a 2.01 ERA over that stretch, Buehrle went the distance, shutting out the Dodgers in the process. Buehrle allowed 8 hits on the night, but used a couple of double plays, a caught stealing, and a pick off to practically eliminate all of the Dodgers scoring threats.

The Sox only managed 6 hits themselves, but made the most of their opportunities, scoring 6 runs in the process. Frank Thomas went yard for the 5th time in just 25 at-bats, and Paul Konerko came through with a key 2-run single in the first. Scott Podsednik ran wild on the basepaths, stealing 2nd twice and 3rd once. He also took a couple of walks, which he hadn't been doing lately. Hopefully thats a trend.

Overall, Buehrle made it a rather boring game. It was pretty much over as soon as it started. Not that I'm complaining. I'd love 162 games like that.

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Here's an exchange between Ozzie Guillen and a reporter that I caught on CSN after the game.

Reporter: Does it surprise you that Frank Thomas has 8 hits so far this season, and 5 of them are homeruns?

Guillen: He don't wanna run the bases.

Ozzie's so honest.

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Gio Gonzalez was promoted from Kannapolis to Winston-Salem, and made his High-A debut on Friday. He was pulled in the fourth, and I don't know why. Nothing spectacular, but he seemed to fit in comfortably.

IP H R ER BB K 3.2 5 2 2 0 4