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In his first start since tossing the 18th perfect game in major league history, Mark Buehrle(notes) set down the Twins in order for 5 2/3 innings, helping him set a record with 45 straight batters retired.

Jim Barr of the Giants and Buehle's teammate Bobby Jenks had the old record with 41 straight batters. Buehrle's 42nd out, to break the record, came against former teammate Joe Crede(notes).

Twins fans gave Buehrle a standing ovation after he walked Alexei Casilla with two outs in the sixth and a message appeared on the scoreboard noting his achievement.

One batter later, Denard Span(notes) broke up the no-hitter with a sharp single to center. One batter after that, Joe Mauer(notes) hit a ground-rule double to left — which was badly misplayed by outfielder Scott Podsednik(notes) — to tie the score at 1-all.

Buehrle's streak went back to his outing against the Orioles on July 18, in which he retired his last batter.

Jermaine Dye(notes) hit a solo home run to put the White Sox ahead 1-0 in the top of the sixth.

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