PHILADELPHIA, June 20 (UPI) -- Mark Buehrle came within three outs of his third career shutout before settling for his 10th win Thursday as the Chicago White Sox took the rubber game of a three-game interleague series with the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-1.
Buehrle (10-5) allowed consecutive doubles to start the ninth and was pulled one out into the inning. He was seeking his second complete game and first shutout since he threw a one-hitter against Tampa Bay on Aug. 3.
The lefthander gave up a run and six hits while walking two and striking out five. He threw just 104 pitches and moved within a win of Boston's Derek Lowe for the American League lead.
Paul Konerko took over the AL RBI lead (60) with a three-run homer in the first inning. It was his 14th home run of the season, sixth in his last nine games and 98th of his career.
Magglio Ordonez also homered and Tony Graffanino had an RBI triple for the White Sox, who improved to 3-3 on a nine-game interleague road trip that concludes in Atlanta.
Doug Glanville and Bobby Abreu doubled in the ninth for the Phillies, who dropped to 7-5 during a string of 15 consecutive games against the AL.
Robert Person (2-4) took the loss after giving up four runs and seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. He had won his previous two starts following his return from the disabled list.