MLB: Buehrle sharp as White Sox beat Indians 6-0
By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO — Mark Buehrle pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Paul Konerko homered and the Chicago White Sox opened with a 6-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday.
Konerko got his 12th season in Chicago off to a good start with a two-run drive in the first and Buehrle simply shut down the Indians, spoiling Cleveland manager Manny Acta's debut and Jake Westbrook's first start in nearly two years.
Alex Rios added a solo homer off Tony Sipp in the eighth and ended the game with a diving catch on Travis Hafner's line drive to center.
Buehrle, starting his club-record eighth opener, looked more like the four-time All-Star he is than the guy who won just twice after his perfect game against Tampa Bay on July 23.