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White Sox-Red Sox: Mark Buehrle Finds His Stride For His Ninth Victory

Josh WarrenCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2016

Mark Buehrle has had a roller-coaster of a season thus far, but a strong start against Boston may be just what the doctor ordered to turn him back to his winning ways.

The South side Southpaw looked like his old self again, throwing seven innings of four hit baseball, walking two, but more than making up for it with eight strikeouts. He received just one earned run as he nearly controlled the defending World Champion's lineup.

The offense provided plenty of support for the South Siders, holding onto a four to nothing lead until Ocatvio Dotel gave up a three run shot in the eighth inning. Matt Thornton and D.J. Carrasco came on in relief of Dotel, each on picking up a hold, while Carlos Quinten came through once again, driving in his American League leading 31st home run for a little insurance. Bobby Jenks finished the game in his classic fashion, pitching a scoreless ninth inning for his 23rd save on the year.

Buehrle picked up a crucial win on Friday night, and hopefully one that will put him back on the right track, all the way until the end of the season. The Sox will need him to keep on performing, with the Minnesota Twins staying on their heels. The Al Central leading White Sox maintain a half a game lead over the Twins going into Saturday.

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