Carlos Zambrano pitched the first no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in 36 years, returning from a recent bout of rotator cuff soreness to shut down the Houston Astros 5-0 tonight in a game relocated because of Hurricane Ike. The storm forced two games of the series to be moved from Texas to Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Zambrano, known for his emotional displays on the mound, kept himself in control until striking out Darin Erstad to finish his gem. The big right-hander dropped to his knees and pointed to the sky with both hands after getting Erstad to swing and miss. Zambrano (14-5) was immediately mobbed on the mound by his teammates. The crowd of mostly Cubs fans erupted in a wild ovation after chanting "Let's go Z!" throughout the final inning.