Zambrano Baffles Reds

Cubs ace goes eight in 3-0 gem
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 10:17 PM CDT
Zambrano Baffles Reds
Chicago Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, from Japan, hi-fives Ronny Cedeno after they defeated the Cincinnati Reds.   (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Carlos Zambrano had his way with Cincinnati's slumping lineup, allowing only three hits in eight innings, and Ronny Cedeno singled home a pair of runs that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night. The Cubs won for only fourth time in 12 games, a span marked by inconsistency all around.

Zambrano (5-1) has been one of the constants. The right-hander has won four straight decisions, two of them against a Reds lineup that is often its own worst enemy. Cincinnati got only one runner to second base in the first five innings—Joey Votto, who was picked off by Zambrano. (More MLB stories.)

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