Cubs, White Sox historic pitching duel


Ted Lilly battles the White Sox. (AP photo)

This is baseball as it should be played. For six full innings, the scoreboard showed nothing but goose eggs. White Sox: no runs, no hits, no errors. Cubs: No runs, no hits, no errors. Lilly and Floyd both were magnificent. 

The last time two pitchers had twin no-hitters through the sixth inning was in 1917, right here in Wrigley Field. In that game, the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds.
Floyd lost his no-hitter on a hit by Soriano in the 7th and Lilly lost his in the 9th on a hit by Pierre. The Cubs hung on to win 1-to-0.
Whoever won, this was a classic. The game had everything, except a home run, and its absence didn't spoil this beauty. Chicago fans who have been enduring a ho-hum season deserved the excitement. The games picks up where the Backhawk season left off. 

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