Zambrano Baffles Reds

Cubs ace goes eight in 3-0 gem
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 6, 2008 10:17 PM CDT
Chicago Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, from Japan, hi-fives Ronny Cedeno after they defeated the Cincinnati Reds.   (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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(Newser) – Carlos Zambrano had his way with Cincinnati's slumping lineup, allowing only three hits in eight innings, and Ronny Cedeno singled home a pair of runs that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night. The Cubs won for only fourth time in 12 games, a span marked by inconsistency all around.

Zambrano (5-1) has been one of the constants. The right-hander has won four straight decisions, two of them against a Reds lineup that is often its own worst enemy. Cincinnati got only one runner to second base in the first five innings—Joey Votto, who was picked off by Zambrano.