Sunday, September 14, 2008

Carlos Zambrano Tosses No-No

The Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano tossed a complete game no-hitter against the Houston Astros tonight, the first such game in franchise history since Milt Pappas no-hit the Padres on September 2, 1972. The Cubs cruised 5-0 as Zambrano pitched the 13th no-hitter in Cubs' history. Rookie catcher Geovany Soto added another notch to his outstanding freshman season by being behind the plate for Zambrano's gem.

Zambrano began the ninth inning by inducing ground ball outs from Humberto Quintero and Jose Castillo. He then struck out Darin Erstad for the final out and fell to his knees, pointing skyward.

The game had been moved from Houston to Milwaukee due to Hurricane Ike, so the 23,441 in attendance was mainly comprised of Cubs fans.

Alfonso Soriano got the game going with a lead off solo home run and then it was all Zambrano. He walked one hitter, hit another, and struck out 10. His only negative was going 1-3, which lowered his average to .354.

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