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Buehrle shows ace hand

Paul Konerko's first-inning, two-run homer was plenty for starter Mark Buehrle, who stymied the Indians on three hits over seven shutout innings, and with his glove, on Opening Day at U.S. Cellular Field.

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ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, A, SS4010001.250
Sizemore, G, CF4000012.000
Choo, RF4000030.000
Hafner, DH4010010.250
Peralta, Jh, 3B2000101.000
LaPorta, 1B3000002.000
Grudzielanek, 2B3010010.333
Marson, C3000011.000
Brantley, LF3010001.333
Totals30040178.133
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, LF4000011.000
Beckham, G, 2B4220010.500
Quentin, RF2210010.500
Konerko, 1B2112200.500
Kotsay, DH2001104.000
a-Jones, An, PH-DH1000000.000
Rios, A, CF3111102.333
Pierzynski, C4010002.250
Teahen, 3B3000111.000
Ramirez, Al, SS3000002.000
Totals286645412.214
a-Popped out for Kotsay in the 8th.
BATTING
TB: Grudzielanek; Cabrera, A; Brantley; Hafner.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore, G.
GIDP: LaPorta.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Grudzielanek-Cabrera, A-LaPorta).

BATTING
2B: Quentin (1, Westbrook), Beckham, G (1, Westbrook).
HR: Konerko (1, 1st inning off Westbrook, 1 on, 2 out), Rios, A (1, 8th inning off Sipp, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Rios, A 4; Beckham, G 3; Konerko 4; Quentin 2; Pierzynski.
RBI: Konerko 2 (2), Kotsay (1), Rios, A (1).
2-out RBI: Konerko 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rios, A; Pierre; Pierzynski.
GIDP: Kotsay.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Teahen (1, 2nd base by Westbrook/Marson).

FIELDING
DP: (Teahen-Beckham, G-Konerko).

ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook(L, 0-1)4.055541111.25
Laffey2.00001000.00
Lewis1.00000200.00
Sipp1.01110119.00
Totals8.06665426.75
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle(W, 1-0)7.03001300.00
Putz1.01000200.00
Thornton1.00000200.00
Totals9.04001700.00
Westbrook pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

WP: Westbrook 4.
HBP: Quentin (by Westbrook), Quentin (by Westbrook).
Pitches-strikes: Westbrook 92-47, Laffey 28-16, Lewis 15-11, Sipp 9-8, Buehrle 95-63, Putz 14-9, Thornton 10-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Westbrook 7-1, Laffey 3-2, Lewis 1-0, Sipp 0-1, Buehrle 8-5, Putz 0-1, Thornton 0-0.
Batters faced: Westbrook 22, Laffey 6, Lewis 3, Sipp 4, Buehrle 24, Putz 4, Thornton 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Laffey 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 38,935.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
April 5, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media