Carlos Zambrano is a freak.
In a good way of course.
Zambrano went 7 1/3 innings, giving up just 2 hits Sunday, in a win against the Cincinnati Reds.
He was also 3 for 4 in the game, and raised his average to .291. That’s better than 7 of the guys on the Reds.
Oh yea, and the Cubs trail the Brewers by only .5 game in the N.L. Central. As the fans in Wrigleyville say, “It’s gonna happen.”
Cubs 6, Reds 0: Big Z got his 14th win of the season, just two shy of his career best. Derrek Lee added a two-run home run. The Reds are so bad, their fans gave Zambrano a standing ovation when he came to bat in the 8th and hit his third single of the game.
Tigers 4, Angels 13: Even though Jeremy Bonderman gave up 11 runs in 2 1/3 inning, another pitcher had a worse day. As for the Tigers, they suffered a sweep at the hands of the Angels. Detroit gave up double digit runs in a third consecutive game for the first time since 1996. For the Winged Cherubs, 12 runs in the first three innings and Gary Matthews Jr. with 3 RBI.
Braves 14, D-Backs 0: Arizona came down to Earth with a drubbing to Atlanta. The Braves got 3 runs in the first, thanks in part to an Andruw Jones home run, and scored in the first 7 innings. The Diamondbacks are still 8-2 in their last 10 and sit tied with the Dodgers for first in the West.
Padres 18, Astros 11: The Friars are also hanging around in the West, trailing by a half game. Eleven runs in the first inning helped San Diego split its series against the extremely mediocre Astros. The Pads start a crucial series against Arizona tonight.
Twins 4, Indians 1
Yankees 10, Orioles 6
Red Sox 2, Devil Rays 5
Blue Jays 4, White Sox 1
Rangers 0, Royals 10
Athletics 10, Mariners 14
Nationals 0, Mets 5
Pirates 1, Phillies 5
Brewers 5, Cardinals 9
Dodgers 6, Rockies 9
Marlins 8, Giants 5