Posted September 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
In a season marked by inconsistent performances and injuries, the Toronto Blue Jays could always count on Mark Buehrle to take the mound when it was his turn to start. Buehrle's 33rd and final outing of 2013 ended abruptly Thursday night when he was struck by a line drive, and the left-hander took the loss in Baltimore's 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The injury wasn't serious, and Buehrle fully intends to add to his impressive run of 429 consecutive starts without going to the disabled list when he returns next April. Buehrle (12-10) left with a bruised right calf after he got in the way of a line drive off the bat of Steve Pearce. Buehrle wanted to continue, but manager John Gibbons figured the pitcher had done enough this season, his 13th straight with more than 200 innings. ''I said, `Hey at least let me finish the inning,''' Buehrle said. ''He pretty much didn't even listen to me. He said `You're done. Good year. Get ...
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