CHICAGO (AP) - Mark Buehrle pitched the first perfect game in the Major Leagues in five years, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Thursday.
Buehrle (11-3) got a great catch from center fielder Dewayne Wise leading off the ninth inning to save the bid - and the shutout. Wise entered at the start of the inning as a defensive replacement and when Gabe Kapler led off with a drive to deep left-center, Wise sprinted and, on a dead run, jumped and got his glove above the fence to rob Kapler of a home run.
Michel Hernandez struck out, and with fans chanting Buehrle's name, Jason Bartlett grounded to shortstop. Buehrle was mobbed by teammates between the mound and first base.
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