Francisco Liriano made it seem like, for the first time since 1965, the Chicago Cubs would go without a hit. But after six innings of no-hit baseball, Liriano had thrown 99 pitches and a foregone conclusion it was that he would be unable to finish the game.

In the top of the seventh, Hurdle sent Liriano back to the mound after Liriano said he was "good to go". Eight pitches and three batters later, Liriano allowed a single, home run, and another single to end Liriano's magical day.

Francisco Liriano no-hit the Cubs through six innings, but didn't factor in a decision for the first time this season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

“We’ve asked him a dozen times this year – how do you feel? Are you good to go or not? He’s always honest. Without blinking an eye, he said he could still pi...

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