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Ubaldo welcomes Braden to no-hit club

Ubaldo welcomes Braden to no-hit club

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LOS ANGELES -- Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez doesn't know Athletics left-hander Dallas Braden, but now they have a kinship. Braden, however, joined the club at a higher membership level.

Jimenez threw the season's first no-hitter on April 17, a 4-0 road victory over the Braves. On Sunday, Jimenez had borderline no-hit stuff when he held the Dodgers one run to two hits in seven innings but took his first loss of the season, 2-0 in L.A. When he entered the Dodger Stadium clubhouse, he saw the report that Braden had just thrown a perfect game in a 4-0 victory over the Rays in Oakland.

Braden's game was perfect because no opponent reached first base. Jimenez walked six in his no-hitter. In either case, it's a rare and impressive feat.

"It's great to see somebody else doing it, especially a perfect game -- he's been blessed," Jimenez said. "It's not easy to have one of those.

"It's not even easy to throw three or four innings without a hit. Anyone can get a hit, even a pitcher, and they don't have a pitcher hitting. Like I said, God wanted you to have one of those."

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