Final
  for this game

Buehrle faces Indians in second start since inking deal

Jul 18, 2007 - 1:34 PM Chi White Sox (41-51) at Cleveland (55-38) 12:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Mark Buehrle again is out to show the Chicago White Sox that he is worth every penny of his new contract.

Buehrle takes the mound Wednesday when the White Sox face the Cleveland Indians in the finale of a three-game series.

The lefthanded Buehrle (6-5, 2.98 ERA) was outstanding in his first start since signing a four-year, $56 million extension prior to the All-Star break.

Buehrle went the distance on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing just two solo home runs, but was outpitched by Erik Bedard in a 2-0 loss.

Lefthanded hitters are hitting .323 against Buehrle this season while righthanders have managed just a .221 average. Of Buehrle's 15 home runs allowed, 11 have been hit by righthanded hitters.

Jake Westbrook (1-4, 6.08) gets the start for the Indians, who are 34-14 at Jacobs Field this season. Since returning from the disabled list last month, Westbrook is 0-2 in four starts but has lasted six or more innings in each of those outings.

The righthanded Westbrook faced the White Sox in his first start of the season on April 4 and was hit hard, allowing seven runs in five innings.

The White Sox led Tuesday's game, 5-3, in the ninth inning. But closer Bobby Jenks allowed a two-run home run to Ryan Garko, who then delivered the game-winning single in the 11th.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 10 0
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, MATT THORNTON (7TH), CHARLES HAEGER (8TH) AND
    TOBY HALL
    CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK, JENSEN LEWIS (7TH), JASON
    STANFORD (9TH) AND VICTOR MARTINEZ

    HO

    Jul 18 3:01 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROB MACKOWIAK SCORED TADAHITO IGUCHI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R MACKOWIAK ON FIRST, J THOME ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.231, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    White Sox vs. IndiansJul 18 2:21 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SIZEMORE ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.268, 1-FOR-3)

    White Sox vs. IndiansJul 18 2:04 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JERMAINE DYE SCORED ROB MACKOWIAK.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J DYE ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A CINTRON (.248, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox vs. IndiansJul 18 1:03 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PAUL KONERKO (20) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JAKE WESTBROOK SCORED JIM THOME.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3, CLEVELAND 0
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: R MACKOWIAK (.272, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox vs. IndiansJul 18 12:59 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 1 2 0
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE
    CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.274, 15 HR, 46 RBI)
    C BLAKE (.267, 14 HR, 49 RBI)
    V MARTINEZ (.323, 17 HR, 74

    White Sox vs. IndiansJul 18 12:16 PM