CHICAGO -- Mark Buehrle
pitched the first perfect game in the major leagues in five years, leading the Chicago White Sox
over the Tampa Bay Rays
5-0 on Thursday.
"I don't know what to say, it's unbelievable," Buehrle said after the game.
Buehrle (11-3) got a great catch from center fielder Dewayne Wise
leading off the ninth inning to save the bid -- and the shutout. Wise entered at the start of the inning as a defensive replacement and when Gabe Kapler
led off with a drive to deep left-center, Wise sprinted and, on a dead run, jumped and got his glove above the fence to rob Kapler of a home run.
"I was hoping [the fly to Wise] was staying in there to give him room to catch it," Buehrle said. "I know the guys were doing their best to save the perfect game."Michel Hernandez
struck out, and with fans chanting Buehrle's name, Jason Bartlett
grounded to shortstop.
Buehrle was mobbed by teammates between the mound and first base."Winning the World Series tops everything, but on a personal goal, this tops all," Buehrle said.