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|Buehrle, Quentin Lead White Sox Past A's
|OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Buehrle pitched a four-hitter on the one-year anniversary of his perfect game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Friday night.
Buehrle (9-8) was nearly flawless through six innings against Oakland before giving up a run in the seventh that ended a scoreless streak of 26 1-3 innings by White Sox starters.
Carlos Quentin drove in two runs in his return to Chicago's linup and Omar Vizquel added two hits to move past Luke Appling into 50th place on baseball's career hit list, helping Chicago increase its lead to 2 games over Detroit in the AL Central.
Buehrle pitched a perfect game against Tampa Bay last season.
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