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Starters Aaron Ashby and Kade McClure both pitched gems in a classic pitchers' duel. Ashby went seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out eight. McClure struck out four and walked four while allowing two hits over six scoreless innings.
Rodrigo Benoit (6-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Jose Nin (2-2) took the loss.
Silva singled three times in the win.
The Dash were blanked for the fifth time this season, while the Mudcats' staff recorded their fourth shutout of the year.
The series continues Friday at 7.