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Big Z no-hits Astros
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Cubs 5, Astros 0
Carlos Zambrano celebrates with his teammates after no-hitting the Astros on Sunday. (AP)
Carlos Zambrano's stuff was electrifying vs. the Astros, and the Chicago ace made it count, tossing his first career no-hitter -- and the first by a Cub since '72 -- while fanning 10 in a game played at Miller Park because of Hurricane Ike.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 09/12: PPD
  • Sat. 09/13: PPD
  • Sun. 09/14: CHC 5, HOU 0
  • Mon. 09/15: CHC 6, HOU 1
CHC
Chi Cubs (89-58)
Won 3
Chi Cubs 5, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (80-68)
Lost 1
September 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 7 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 1
Standings thru 9/14/08  |  Recap: CHC | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Astros stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .290
Theriot, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .307
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 .292
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .279
Soto, G, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .288
DeRosa, RF-2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .283
Johnson, R, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .302
  Pie, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Cedeno, R, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286
  a-Fukudome, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Zambrano, P 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 .354
Totals 34 5 7 5 1 6 7  

a-Flied out for Cedeno, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lee, D (37, Wolf), Soto, G (34, Wolf).
HR: Soriano, A (28, 1st inning off Wolf, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cedeno, R; Zambrano; Lee, D 2; Ramirez, Ar; Soriano, A 5; Soto, G 2.
RBI: Soriano, A (71), Lee, D 2 (84), Ramirez, Ar (104), Soto, G (81).
2-out RBI: Lee, D 2; Ramirez, Ar; Soto, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, R.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Cedeno, R-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Erstad, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .282
Bourn, CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .220
Tejada, M, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Berkman, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .324
Blum, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Pence, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Newhan, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250
Quintero, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .224
Wolf, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130
  Nieve, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Borkowski, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Saccomanno, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
  Cassel, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
  b-Castillo, Jo, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Totals 26 0 0 0 1 10 2  

a-Struck out for Borkowski in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Cassel, Ja in the 9th.

BATTING
GIDP: Tejada, M.
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
E: Tejada, M (10, throw).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (W, 14-5) 9.0 0 0 0 1 10 0 3.41
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wolf (L, 10-12) 2.2 6 5 4 1 2 1 4.58
Nieve 2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 7.36
Borkowski 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.20
Cassel, Ja 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.88

Game Scores: Zambrano , Wolf .
HBP: Pence (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 110-73, Wolf 60-39, Nieve 36-24, Borkowski 12-8, Cassel, Ja 33-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zambrano 12-2, Wolf 1-3, Nieve 0-2, Borkowski 0-3, Cassel, Ja 4-3.
Batters faced: Zambrano 28, Wolf 15, Nieve 7, Borkowski 3, Cassel, Ja 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Nieve 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:17.
Att: 23,441.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 14, 2008
September 14, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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