Mark Buehrle has thrown a perfect game. He is a World Series Champion, a four-time gold glover, and a four time All Star. However, he has never led his respective league in ERA. Coming into yesterday's start, Buehrle was 3-0 with a minuscule 0.86 ERA. He allowed only six extra-base hits, all doubles, and only two runs to score in 21 innings pitched. On Saturday, Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians attempted to stop Buehrle's surge.
In short, they failed. You do not need to read any more. However, I will continue. Buehrle was fantastic, going seven strong innings, allowing no runs on just four hits, while striking out three and walking three as well. On a side note, the Blue Jays got All Star Jose Reyes back in the lineup, as he recorded his first hit and run batted in of the season. Reyes went 1-for-5 on the day. It turns out that Jose Bautista's single, scoring Melky Cabrera, was enough for Buehrle and the Jays. However, Dioner Navarro drove in three more. Jose Reyes drove in another. The Blue Jays played better than the Indians in all aspects of the game.
The one bright spot for the Indians was the bottom third of their order. Made up of Yan Gomes, David Murphy, and Mike Aviles, the bottom third of the Indians order combined to go 3-for-8, whereas the top six hitters combined to go 1-for-21. Core Kluber got hit around a bit, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits, while striking out and walking three. The Indians bullpen tossed one and two-thirds of no-hit baseball.
Blue Jays 5, Indians 0