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• Jacob Turner is being considered to start one of the games in the doubleheader Wednesday in Arizona. Acquired from the Tigers in the July 23 deal that sent pitcher Anabel Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante to Detroit, Turner is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA in four starts for Triple-A New Orleans.

• In game No. 119, manager Ozzie Guillen wrote out his 92nd different lineup Thursday, an indication of how star-crossed a season it has been.

"Been a weird year, very tough," he said. "Lot of injuries. Lot of good players not performing the way we thought they were going to perform. Been rough. ... I never thought with this ballclub, I would play people to take a look at them for the future. Unfortunately that's the way we're going right now. We have to do what we have to do."

Asked how he keeps the names matched with the faces, Guillen said, "I call everybody 'big leaguer,' because [if] I try to call them by name, I be afraid to call the wrong name."

• Left-hander Mark Buehrle is one of the rare pitchers who could appreciate the heights Mariners ace Felix Hernandez reached Wednesday when he threw a perfect game. Buehrle threw the 18th perfect game in Major League history on July 23, 2009, against the Rays. Hernandez's perfect game was the third this year and 23rd in history. Buehrle said of Hernandez, "Anytime you throw hard like that and you have four devastating pitches you throw anytime in the count -- not saying it's easy, because it's not -- he has a chance to do something special every time."

Buehrle recalled finishing his pefect game by getting Jason Bartlett to ground to shortstop on a hanging changeup, a mistake but not a costly one. "That whole last inning, every pitch you're so amped up and have so much adrenaline going," Buehrle said. "I remember telling myself: 'Don't get too amped up. Just try to relax and do what I've done up to this point. Not try to overthrow or throw too hard or let your adrenaline take over, because that's what's going to ruin it."

• Jacob Turner is being considered to start one of the games in the doubleheader Wednesday in Arizona. Acquired from the Tigers in the July 23 deal that sent pitcher Anabel Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante to Detroit, Turner is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA in four starts for Triple-A New Orleans.

• In game No. 119, manager Ozzie Guillen wrote out his 92nd different lineup Thursday, an indication of how star-crossed a season it has been.

"Been a weird year, very tough," he said. "Lot of injuries. Lot of good players not performing the way we thought they were going to perform. Been rough. ... I never thought with this ballclub, I would play people to take a look at them for the future. Unfortunately that's the way we're going right now. We have to do what we have to do."

Asked how he keeps the names matched with the faces, Guillen said, "I call everybody 'big leaguer,' because [if] I try to call them by name, I be afraid to call the wrong name."

• Left-hander Mark Buehrle is one of the rare pitchers who could appreciate the heights Mariners ace Felix Hernandez reached Wednesday when he threw a perfect game. Buehrle threw the 18th perfect game in Major League history on July 23, 2009, against the Rays. Hernandez's perfect game was the third this year and 23rd in history. Buehrle said of Hernandez, "Anytime you throw hard like that and you have four devastating pitches you throw anytime in the count -- not saying it's easy, because it's not -- he has a chance to do something special every time."

Buehrle recalled finishing his pefect game by getting Jason Bartlett to ground to shortstop on a hanging changeup, a mistake but not a costly one. "That whole last inning, every pitch you're so amped up and have so much adrenaline going," Buehrle said. "I remember telling myself: 'Don't get too amped up. Just try to relax and do what I've done up to this point. Not try to overthrow or throw too hard or let your adrenaline take over, because that's what's going to ruin it."