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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 »

Soto Powers Cubs Past Pirates

Big sixth inning seals sweep of Pittsburgh in 7-3 romp

(Newser) - Geovany Soto and Mike Fontenot hit two-run homers in Chicago's five-run sixth inning and the Cubs finished off a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh, winning 7-3 Thursday night to run their winning streak to five games. Soto had three extra-base hits, including two doubles, among his second career four-hit game. More »

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