Mark Buehrle wins 212th game, most among active lefties

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Mark Buehrle led the Blue Jays to an 11th straight win Thursday, pitching seven innings and allowing just two runs against Oakland.

The 36-year-old former White Sox ace won his fourth straight decision and is 8-1 in his last 14 starts.

Buehrle has now won 212 career games, tied for the most among active left-handers with C.C. Sabathia. He won 161 of those games with the Sox.

Buehrle (13-5) is well on his way to a 15th straight season of at least 30 starts, 10 wins and 200 innings pitched. Last year he became just the seventh pitcher since 1901 to pitch 200 innings in 14 straight seasons, joining Hall of Famers Warren Spahn, Don Sutton, Gaylord Perry, Phil Niekro, Christy Mathewson and Greg Maddux.

One more win would give Buehrle a 14th this season, the most since winning 15 in 2008 with the Sox. He’s thrown quality starts in 16 of his last 17 outings.

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