Buehrle Throws 5+ More Perfect Innings

Mark it in the record books: In his first start since throwing a perfect game, White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle threw five-and-two-thirds more perfect innings on Tuesday night. His 45 consecutive outs is a Major League Baseball record. The previous record of 41 consecutive outs was set by Jim Barr in 1972 and tied by Buehrle’s teammate Bobby Jenks in 2007. The night, however, did not end well for Buehrle: After losing his perfect game in the sixth, he gave up five runs and ended up with the loss.