Carlos Zambrano

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Dodgers Make It 2-0

Dodgers demolish Cubs after capitalizing on record-tying number of errors

(Newser) - A Cubs defensive collapse in the 5-run second inning helped the Dodgers to a 10-3 win in Game 2 of their NL series, the Chicago Tribune reports. Sloppy infielding behind Carlo Zambrano tied the division series record for errors. The Cubs—who have never won a playoff game west of... More »

Zambrano Throws No-Hitter as Cubs Beat Astros 5-0

Cubs first in 36 years; game moved for Ike

(Newser) - 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... More »

Soriano Homers Twice, Cubbies Beat Pirates

Soto, DeRosa add big flies as well

(Newser) - Alfonso Soriano homered in his first two at-bats, Geovany Soto and Mark DeRosa also homered and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Friday for their seventh win in eight games. Soriano connected on the first pitch from Tom Gorzelanny for his third leadoff homer in four games... More »

Zambrano Cruises to 5th Straight

Cubs beat Padres easily, 12-3

(Newser) - Carlos Zambrano won his fifth straight decision and Alfonso Soriano homered in a six-run fifth as the Chicago Cubs won their fourth straight, beating the San Diego Padres 12-3. Pitching with an extra day's rest, Zambrano allowed six hits and three runs in seven innings and also chipped in with... More »

Ward Double Clinches Cubbies' Sweep

Chicago avenges series loss to Arizona in last year's playoffs

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Daryle Ward delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied again to beat Arizona 6-4 Sunday after the anticipated showdown between Carlos Zambrano and Randy Johnson got wiped out. Carlos Marmol (1-0) struck out two in a perfect eighth and Kerry Wood pitched the... More »

Zambrano Baffles Reds

Cubs ace goes eight in 3-0 gem

(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... More »

Brewers Rally on Braun's Double

Wood blows third save in seven chances after Zambrano's strong start

(Newser) - Ryan Braun hit a two-run double off Kerry Wood during Milwaukee's three-run ninth inning and the Brewers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Thursday. Wood blew his third save in seven chances and wasted a fine performance by Carlos Zambrano, who pitched 6 1-3 innings and helped himself... More »

Zambrano Pitches Cubs Past Nationals

Lee drives in three runs and Chicago collects its first shutout

(Newser) - Carlos Zambrano pitched five-hit ball over seven innings, Derrek Lee drove in three runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 7-0 tonight. Zambrano (4-1) walked four and struck out five to improve to 86-56 for his career and help the Cubs snap a two-game skid. Since entering Chicago's... More »

Cubs Top Mets for 12th Win in 15 Games

Zambrano pitches well in victory

(Newser) - Carlos Zambrano pitched seven strong innings, and Aramis Ramirez and Felix Pie homered Monday night as the surging Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-1 for their 12th win in 15 games. Zambrano (3-1) allowed five hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts. Chicago's ace was... More »

Zambrano Lead Cubs to 12-3 Win Over Slumping Reds

Pitcher throws seven innings, has three hits

(Newser) - Derrek Lee homered, Carlos Zambrano pitched seven solid innings while helping himself with three hits and the Chicago Cubs jumped to an early lead Wednesday night in beating the Cincinnati Reds 12-3. The Cubs scored four runs in the first and six in the third to give Zambrano an early... More »

Utley's Throwing Error Gives Cubs 6-5 Win

Miscue in 10th inning is Phillies' 15th of the season

(Newser) - Second baseman Chase Utley's throwing error allowed Ronny Cedeno to score the go-ahead run for the Cubs in the 10th inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 today. Jayson Werth and Eric Bruntlett hit solo homers for the Phillies, while Mark DeRosa had a solo shot for the Cubs. Kerry... More »

Burrell, Myers Lead Phillies Past Cubs

Former closer's only blemishes are three Chicago solo homers

(Newser) - Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer and had a tiebreaking double in the sixth, helping the Philadelphia Phillies snap the Chicago Cubs' five-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Friday night. Brett Myers pitched eight strong innings to earn his first win since moving back into the starting rotation. Myers... More »

Lee Homer Lifts Cubbies Over Astros

Zambrano solid on the mound; Soriano hits first long-ball of year

(Newser) - Derrek Lee found his power stroke quickly this year. Lee hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, Carlos Zambrano struck out seven in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Sunday. Lee connected against Oscar Villarreal (0-2) for his third big fly already this season after... More »

Brewers Spoil Fukudome's Heroics for Cubs

Nats torch Phils' Gordon to push to 2-0 ; D'backs top Reds

(Newser) - Tony Gwynn Jr.'s 10th-inning sacrifice fly scored Craig Counsell to give Milwaukee a 4-3 win at Wrigley. Kosuke Fukudome, the Cubs' big acquisition this winter, went 3-for-3, including a tying, three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Gagne, reports the Sun-Times. Meanwhile, Kerry Wood failed in his debut as... More »

Webb Spins Diamondbacks Win Over Cubs

Early pull of Zambrano from tie game backfires as pen gives it up

(Newser) - Lou Piniella wanted to make sure Carlos Zambrano could start a possible game four. What he didn't want was to see Carlos Marmol turn a 1-1 tie into a 2-1 deficit only four pitches into his relief outing. But that's what happened when rookie third baseman Mark Reynolds homered in... More »

Cubs Smash Reds, Clinch Crown

Chicago wraps up NL Central with 6-0 win

(Newser) - The Chicago Cubs confirmed their playoff berth in no uncertain terms yesterday, shutting out the Reds in Cincinnati as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Padres. Carlos Zambrano pitched seven innings for his 18th win, and is "thirsty and hungry" to head back to the playoffs with the Cubs... More »

Cubs Retain Half-Game Lead Over Brew Crew

With Zambrano scuffling, Lilly proves stabilizer for rotation

(Newser) - Since signing mercurial ace Carlos Zambrano to a $91.2 million contract, the Cubs have chalked up a 0-5 record and an 8.29 ERA in his last six starts. But off season acquisition Ted Lilly is stepping up. Lilly cooled off the Dodgers to keep Chicago a half game... More »

Cubs Sign Zambrano to Mammoth Deal

Ace signs for 5 years, $91.5 M, becomes MLB's highest-paid pitcher

(Newser) - After months of negotiations, the Cubs finally signed Carlos Zambrano to a 5-year, $91.5-million extension yesterday, with a no-trade clause and a performance-based option for a sixth year. No pitcher will earn more per year than Zambrano’s $18.3 million average annual salary, but Zambrano says the decision... More »

Big Z Snags 3 Hits, 14 Wins

Slugging Cubs ace matches batting output of entire opposing Reds team

(Newser) - Fiery, enigmatic Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano pitched 7 1/3 innings of a three-hitter against Cincinnati, batting 3-for-4 and becoming the first pitcher in the majors with 14 wins. Seven of those have come in Zambrano's last eight games, and he describes the current stretch as the best of his career. More »

Six-Game Streak Cheers Mercurial Cubs

Zambrano leads charge as Chicago downs Colorado, 6-4

(Newser) - On a six-game streak heading into a showdown with the division-leading Brewers, the Cubs completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies behind resurgent ace Carlos Zambrano. Since bloodying the lip of his catcher Michael Barrett and (subsequently) getting a new catcher, Zambrano has been on a roll, winning four games... More »

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