8:05 PM ET, June 11, 2007
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
• Summary: In his first home start since a fight with teammate Michael Barrett, Carlos Zambrano pitched eight strong innings and homered to lead the Cubs past the Astros.
• Hero: Zambrano allowed three hits and one unearned run in eight innings and hit his second homer of the year.
• Unsung hero: One night after blowing a lead, Cubs closer Ryan Dempster pitched the ninth for his 13th save.
• Figure this: Even with the win, the Cubs improved to 4-13 in one-run games.
• Quotable: "Big Z is back on track." -- Zambrano
-- ESPN.com news services
Cubs 2, Astros 1
Zambrano's 12 career homers tie him with Claude Passeau for second place among Cubs pitchers. Ferguson Jenkins holds the club record with 13. ... Theriot and Fontenot were teammates on the 2000 LSU team that made the College World Series. ... Astros rookie Hunter Pence returned to the lineup. He left Friday's game against the White Sox with a hip flexor. ... The game was a makeup from an April 11 postponement because of snow. ... Lamb made a great catch at first base of a vicious liner by Jacque Jones to double off Derrek Lee at first in the sixth inning. The force of the ball knocked Lamb to the ground, but he spun around and tagged the bag.
Regular Season Series
|Chicago leads 8-7 (as of Mon 6/11)|
|Mon 4/9||HOU 5, @CHC 3||Recap|
|Tue 4/10||HOU 4, @CHC 2||Recap|
|» Mon 6/11||@CHC 2, HOU 1||Box Score|
|Fri 7/13||@CHC 6, HOU 0||Recap|
|Sat 7/14||@CHC 9, HOU 3||Recap|
|Sun 7/15||@CHC 7, HOU 6||Recap|
|Mon 8/6||@HOU 2, CHC 1||Recap|
|Tue 8/7||@HOU 5, CHC 2||Recap|
|Wed 8/8||@HOU 8, CHC 2||Recap|
|Fri 8/31||HOU 6, @CHC 1||Recap|
|Sat 9/1||@CHC 4, HOU 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/2||@CHC 6, HOU 5|
|Tue 9/11||@HOU 5, CHC 4||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||CHC 3, @HOU 2||Recap|
|Thu 9/13||CHC 6, @HOU 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Astros | Cubs|
|2nd||R Theriot singled to right, M Fontenot scored.||0||1|
|3rd||C Zambrano homered to left.||0||2|
|8th||B Ausmus grounded into fielder's choice to third, M Ensberg out at second, M Lamb to third, M Lamb scored on throwing error by second baseman M Fontenot.||1||2|
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|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||37,947 (92.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||75 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Mcclelland|