If 2011 is in fact Mark Buehrle’s last season with the White Sox (47-49), he sure is picking the right time to show his worth. The free agent to be pitched well again Monday evening to lead the Sox to a 5-2 win in sultry Kansas City (38-58).
The Sox got off to a fast start Monday night. Juan Pierre started the game with a triple and was brought home thanks to a sacrifice fly by Alexei Ramirez. Two innings later Paul Konerko brought home Ramirez on an RBI Double. Kansas City tied things up in the fifth, but the Sox scored twice in the sixth and once more in the eighth to take game one of the series.
Mark Buehrle continued his great season Monday. Buehrle went seven innings and gave up two runs on just five hits. The Sox lefty improved to 7-5 on the season.
Kyle Davies pitched ok but lost again for the Royals. Davies went five and a third and allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits. The Royals righty struck out nine but fell to 1-9 on the season.
The Sox will go for the series victory Tuesday in Kansas City.