Zambrano Leads Cubs to 11-3 Win Over D’Backs with His Bat & Arm

Posted on 29 April 2009 by Lou

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-3 on Tuesday night.  Carlos Zambrano pitched 7 strong innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits and 2 walks.  Zambrano also had 3 strikeouts.  More importantly, Zambrano just missed hitting for the cycle – getting a single in the 3rd inning, an RBI-double in the 5th inning and a solo home run in the 7th inning.  All-in-all, he had 2 RBI’s and 3 runs scored during the game.

Koyie Hill had a 3 for 5 night with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Alfonso Soriano was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI’s and 2 runs scored, including a 3-run home run in the 3rd inning which gave the Cubs an early 3-0 lead.  Mike Fontenot also hit a 2-run home run in the 3rd inning which extended the Cubs lead to 5-0.  It was Fontenot’s 2nd consecutive game with a home run.

The Cubs are back up over .500 with a 10-9 record.  They play the rubber game of the 3-game series in Arizona today before heading back home for a 6-game homestand at Wrigley Field against the Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants on Thursday.


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