PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' offseason trade with Oakland involving principals Trevor Cahill and Jarrod Parker was generally perceived as a trade for proven performance and away from projectable potential.
Both teams made the right move.
The D-backs got the Cahill they expected.
Oakland got the Parker they believed in.
Cahill was the big winner Saturday night. He takes the mound in the first inning to "White Rabbit" and hits to the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and both were working in his final start of the season.
He came within two outs of his second shutout of the season and struck out a season-high nine in an 8-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field, the shutout spoiled by Alfonso Soriano's two-run homer in the ninth.
Cahill's second complete game got him to 200 innings, the second season in a row he has hit that number, and he even drove in two runs on a bases-loaded walk and a single to right field. When D-backs manager Kirk Gi...