Six-Game Streak Cheers Mercurial Cubs

Zambrano leads charge as Chicago downs Colorado, 6-4
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2007 4:42 AM CDT
Six-Game Streak Cheers Mercurial Cubs
Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, June 27, 2007 in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)   (Associated Press)

(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 of five.

The Cubs' run is also due also in part to the surprising performance of diminutive rookie Mike Fontenot, who is batting .408 in the two-spot since his call-up three weeks ago. Said Zambrano of Fontenot: "He hits the ball like a man. I feel happy for him." (Read more MLB stories.)

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