Buehrle gets 6th win, Blue Jays rout Phillies 10-0

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm •  Published: May 7, 2014
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TORONTO (AP) — Mark Buehrle isn't interested in dissecting his dominant start to the season. All he wants to do is keep it going.

Buehrle became the first six-game winner in the majors, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight over Philadelphia, beating the Phillies 10-0 on Wednesday night.

Buehrle (6-1) allowed three hits in seven innings to lower his ERA to 1.91. He walked two and struck out six.

"I don't want to ask too many questions, I don't want to try to figure out what's going on," Buehrle said. "I'm just going to roll with it and keep it as long as I can."

Manager John Gibbons said he appreciates Buehrle's consistency.

"All he does is keep winning," Gibbons said. "He does the same thing every time he wins. Just hit rewind."

Erik Kratz and Juan Francisco both hit two-run homers for the Blue Jays, who blew open a pitcher's duel between Buehrle and Cliff Lee with a nine-run, 12-batter seventh inning.

"They flat out beat us in every way," Lee said. "Shut us out and scored 10 runs. That's a pretty good beating right there."

Toronto won its season-high fourth straight, its longest run since an 11-game streak from June 11-23, 2013.

Buehrle is 6-2 in his career against the Phillies, with both losses coming in 2012, when he pitched for Miami.

"He's got some deception and he knows how to pitch," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He doesn't give in."

Sergio Santos worked the eighth and Chad Jenkins finished.

Encarnacion opened the seventh with a triple that went over the head of center fielder Ben Revere and bounced back off the wall. Sandberg was disappointed in Revere's effort on the play.

"It looked like he gave up on it and it hit the bottom of the wall," Sandberg said. "Catchable ball. Things unraveled from that point forward."

Kratz followed with a drive into the second deck in left against his former team.

Dioner Navarro singled and Francisco, a left-handed hitter, followed with a line-drive homer to right, his first ever against a left-hander.

"Just one of those innings where they hit everything," Lee said. "They didn't miss a pitch."

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