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|Silva Wins Again; Cubs Take Two of Three from Rangers
|ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Carlos Silva became the first Cubs starter in 43 years to have a perfect record after six decisions, working into the sixth inning of Chicago's interleague series-clinching 5-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Alfonso Soriano's two-run homer capped a four-run first that put Silva and the Cubs ahead to stay before the big right-hander had even thrown his first pitch.
Silva, who came to the Cubs in the offseason trade that sent Milton Bradley to Seattle, was done after 5 1-3 innings and 81 pitches. He allowed three runs and six hits on a hot, sunny day in Texas to improve to 6-0. Silva was relieved after Vladimir Guerrero's comebacker for an out to start the sixth.
Ken Holtzman went 9-0 in his 12 starts for the Cubs in 1967.
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