Over 12 seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Mark Buehrle went 161-119 with a 3.83 ERA, threw a perfect game and helped lead the Club to a World Series title. For all of his notable accomplishments on and off the field, Buehrle became one of the most popular White Sox players of the past generation. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays, he's still a fan favorite in the Windy City. In his return to U.S. Cellular Field tonight (his first time facing the White Sox in Chicago), Buehrle received a standing ovation and a thunderous round of applause. It was a powerful moment.
Buehrle scattered seven hits and allowed three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched in the Blue Jays' 6-3 win. He left the game in the sixth to another standing ovation, and the reaction from the home crowd in both instances was great to see.