Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/25/13
Mark Buehrle pitched a two-hitter and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst seven-game losing streak, beating the Houston Astros 4-0 Thursday night. The last-place Blue Jays had been 0-6 since the All-Star break, swept in consecutive series by Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Toronto had dropped 14 of 18 overall. Things were easier for Toronto against the Astros, who've won just once since July 13 and have the worst record in baseball at 34-67. Houston lost for the 18th time in 22 games. Maicer Izturis drove in two runs as the Blue Jays won at home for the first time since July 7. Buehrle (6-7) struck out a season-high nine - his highest strikeout total since he fanned a career-high 12 against Seattle in April 2005 - and walked two in his first complete game of the season. Buehrle pitched his ninth career shutout, and first since throwing a perfect game against Tampa Bay in 2009. The complete game was the 29th of Buehrle's career but just the second of the season fo...
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