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Cubs look to Zambrano to keep winning streak going

Jun 27, 2007 - 1:56 PM Colorado (38-39) at Chicago Cubs (37-39) 2:20 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Cubs will look to Carlos Zambrano to help them do something they have not done in over three years.

The Cubs look to sweep their second consecutive series when Zambrano takes the mound against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Chicago beat Colorado, 8-5, to win its fifth straight contest. The five consecutive wins matched a season high for the Cubs, who have not won six in a row since seven straight from May 27-June 2, 2005.

The last time Chicago swept two straight series was April 20-25, 2004.

Zambrano (8-6, 4.27 ERA) has gone 3-1 with a 1.14 ERA in his last four starts. The big righthander yielded one run and three hits in eight innings of Friday's 5-1 victory over the crosstown rival Chicago White Sox.

However, Zambrano is only 1-4 lifetime vs. the Rockies, who send Jason Hirsh (3-6, 5.06) to the rubber.

The righthanded Hirsh will try to rebound after two disappointing starts, including a 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in which he gave up five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Over his last 8 2/3 innings, the 25-year-old Hirsh has been tagged for 10 runs in his last two outings. He also has just one win in his last 11 starts.

Hirsh will be making his first career start vs. the Cubs.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 6 1
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 x 6 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: COL - JASON HIRSH, JEREMY AFFELDT (7TH), MANNY CORPAS (8TH) AND
    YORVIT TORREALBA
    CHN - CARLOS ZAMBRANO, BILLY PETRICK (7TH), WILL OHMAN
    (8TH), CARLOS MARMOL (9TH)

    Jun 27 5:04 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GARRETT ATKINS (9) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF BILLY PETRICK SCORED KAZ MATSUI.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 4, CHICAGO CUBS 6
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.295, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 4:48 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ANGEL PAGAN SCORED MIKE FONTENOT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F PIE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    CHICAGO CUBS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M DEROSA (.280, 2-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)

    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 4:40 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRAD HAWPE SCORED CORY SULLIVAN AND MATT
    HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B HAWPE ON FIRST, T HELTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    CHICAGO CUBS 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.273, 0-FOR-2)

    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 4:14 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE FONTENOT (3) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JASON HIRSH.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0, CHICAGO CUBS 5
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.349, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 3:40 PM
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    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 3:27 PM
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    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 3:26 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MARK DEROSA (7) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF JASON HIRSH SCORED DERREK LEE AND CLIFF FLOYD.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0, CHICAGO CUBS 4
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: K HILL (.216, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 3:22 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN THERIOT SCORED MARK DEROSA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R THERIOT ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: C ZAMBRANO (.273, 2 HR, 4 RBI)

    Rockies vs. CubsJun 27 2:55 PM