BALTIMORE -- Sergio Santos set a major-league record with his 25th straight scoreless appearances on the road to start a season, breaking Mariano Rivera's mark set in 2005.
Santos pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 25th save to preserve a 6-3 victory. Mark Buehrle (10-5) got the win.
"I didn't know there was a record,'' Santos said. "I knew I hadn't given up a run at all on the road. But it's one of those things that just kind of happened. It just so happens I was pitching pretty good and it just so happened on the road."
Before the game, Santos said there was no rhyme or reason for the streak on the road, or the team's better record away from home.
"Lucky and fortunate it's coming together,'' said the first-year closer. "Throwing strikes, which is my main goal and I can live with what happens if I'm throwing strikes."