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NEW YORK (CBS) – White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle won his third straight AL Gold Glove on Tuesday.
Buehrle, 32, is the first pitcher in White Sox history to win three Gold Gloves and the first Sox player to win three straight since newly minted manager Robin Ventura won three Gold Gloves at third base from 1991-93.
The lefty pitcher ranked second among American League pitchers in assists with 40, was fourth in pickoffs with six and 10th in fielding percentage at .982. He also tied for fourth among AL pitchers by assisting in five double plays. He allowed just three stolen bases in 10 only 10 attempts against him.
Since 2001, Buerhle is tops among major league pitchers with 80 pickoffs and is second with 607 total chances and 459 assists.
In 12 years with the White Sox, he has held opposing runners to 41.9 percent on stolen base attempts (49 for 117), the second-lowest rate among active pitchers behind Chris Carpenter (37.4).