The Chicago White Sox’s Mark Buehrle retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters he faced Thursday, throwing the Major League’s first perfect game in more than five years for a 5-0 win.
It’s Buehrle’s second no-hitter (April 18, 2007 – White Sox 6, Texas Rangers 0) and he becomes the 16th Major League pitcher to reach perfection. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Randy Johnson was the last to do it on May 18, 2004.
Buehrle had a scare on a deep Gabe Kapler fly in the ninth, but defensive replacement Dewayne Wise stole the home run to keep it going.
So, if you’re keeping score at home, it’s Buehrle – 2 in 288 starts, the Mets – 0 in 7,576 starts.