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
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.