Buehrle collects second career double
MIAMI — Mark Buehrle came within a few feet of being the first Marlins pitcher to homer in three years.
In the fourth inning, Buehrle lined a shot off the wall near the 335-foot marker by the right-field foul pole. The hit was good for the second career double by the veteran left-hander, who spent 11 seasons with the White Sox.
Buehrle has hit one home run in his career. It came in 2009.
No Marlins pitcher has homered since Josh Johnson on Aug. 4, 2009 against the Nationals. That year, JJ delivered three home runs.
Miami’s rotation this year features Carlos Zambrano, who has 23 career home runs, all with the Cubs. Big Z had two a year ago.
Miami Rotation Home Runs
Carlos Zambrano, 23 career, 2 in 2011
Josh Johnson, 3 in 2009
Mark Buerhle, 1 in 2009
Ricky Nolasco, 1 in 2006
— Joe Frisaro