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DALLAS BRADEN THROWS A PERFECT GAME

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You heard of me now, A-Rod?

On a magical day -- Mother's Day, the first "209" day sponsored by none other than Dallas Braden -- the A's warrior retired 27 straight to make an indelible mark in baseball history.

Gabe Kapler, who gave Braden his toughest battle before flying out to end the 6th on the 12th pitch of the at bat, was Braden's final challenge. Braden retired Kapler on a two-hopper to Pennington for his 27th straight out.

Congratulations to Dallas Braden, a class act and the best pitcher that A-Rod and CC Sabathia have ever dissed.