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Cahill, Rodriguez no-hit AZL Cubs

Athletics hurlers completely shut down visitors in 5-0 blanking
August 31, 2006
Arizona League Athletics pitchers Trevor Cahill and Henry Alberto Rodriguez had 5.40 and 8.38 ERAs respectively coming into Wednesday. Try telling that to the Cubs' though, as the duo combined on a no-hitter.

Cahill threw four perfect innings and Rodriguez didn't allow a hit in the next five in the A's 5-0 victory over the visiting Cubs.

Cahill struck out seven without walking a batter. He fanned two in the first, one in the second and two in the third and fourth before exiting the game before the start of the fifth.

He lowered his ERA to 3.00 with the A's (14-13).

Rodriguez (5-2) picked up where Cahill left off. He struck out seven and walked one batter in the fifth and one in the sixth before retiring the final 11 straight hitters to pick up the win.

He brought his strikeout total to 59 in 43 2/3 innings of work this year, which is third-best in the Arizona League.

Carlos Morales, Gabriel Ortiz and Walter Correa all had two hits and one RBI apiece for the A's.

Christopher Huseby (0-2) was charged with the loss for the Cubs (11-16) allowing one run on one hit -- a solo shot by Morales in the first -- over three innings, striking out four without walking a batter.

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