When St. Charles native Mark Buehrle pitched against the Royals as a member of the White Sox, he always seemed to have their number. That continued on Sunday in his start for the Blue Jays. Buehrle pitched eight shutout innings allowing six hits and a walk while striking out three as the Royals lost 4-0. Buehrle is 10-1 this season and now has 25 career wins against Royals.
Buehrle improves to 10-1, as he won his sixth straight decision, his longest streak since a nine-game run in 2005 during the Chicago’s World Series run. The Royals managed just six hits, and one walk. Buehrle lowered his ERA to 2.10 and improved to 25-12 lifetime against the Royals.
“He was dynamite,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s traditionally tough on us, but he’s 10-1 now, he’s tough on everybody.”
Jerermy Guthrie has now gone ten straight starts without a win. He’s 2-5 on the season, but in five of those starts, he’s given up two or fewer runs…just no run support. The Royals recalled Mike Moustakas after Danny Valencia went on the DL, and he went 0 for 3. Moustakas hit .355 with one homer and eight RBIs in eight games at Triple A Omaha.