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Last days for Guillen? 'I don't want to think of it that way'

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CLEVELAND -- Mark Buehrle might be pitching his last game as White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday.

Ozzie Guillen might be managing his last.

"I don't want to think about it that way,'' Guillen said after the White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 11-2 on Thursday night, closing the road portion of their schedule with a 38-43 record. "When you are managing, you come every day to the ballpark and that could be your last day. Especially the way we played this year. But no, I come with the same approach. If I come back, I come back. If not, I don't. I don't lose sleep with that. That's more important thing for me. We think about it, yes, because I have family and I have to see what's going on.''

Guillen has a year left on his contract but he would like an extension that chairman Jerry Reinsdorf might not want to give considering the team's underwhelming performance in 2011. The Marlins have an opening in Miami that seems to have Guillen's name on it.

"Whatever happens it will be the best for the me and whoever,'' Guillen said Thursday. "Come back or not, that's what God got for me I guess. That's my destiny. I'm counting on being back, but it's a lot of things in the air. We have to get it done and see what happens.''

Guillen continues to accept his share of the blame for the team's record, which fell to 76-80.

"We not play the way we thought we were going to play,'' he said. "It's just something that did not click. When we pitch pretty good, we don't hit. When hit, we don't pitch. We can't combine everything. That's the reason we are where we are.

"But hey, what are we going to do about it. We have to play six or seven more games, whatever we have left out there. We have to show up with same enthusiasm and same attitude. Play well and perform well. Finish up and go home and hopefully get it next year.''

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