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Near no-no for Zambrano
Zambrano tosses gem
Carlos Zambrano did not allow a hit until there was one out in the eighth inning as he picked up his fourth victory of the season. The Cubs ace also hit a three-run homer for his fifth career long ball, and Michael Barrett and Jacque Jones also went deep.
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 Zambrano's three-run homer
 Barrett hits one out
 Jones goes deep
Cubs 8, Astros 0
Carlos Zambrano is greeted by Juan Pierre after hitting a three-run homer. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Series at a glance:
Astros fall to Cubs
Taylor Buchholz struggled to get through five innings, allowing eight runs against the Cubs. The Astros' hitters also had a rough day as they managed only one hit, a single by Preston Wilson in the eighth inning.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 05, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (23-33)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 8, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (27-31)
Lost 5
June 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0   8 13 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 0
Standings thru 6/5/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Astros Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4020100.246
Womack, 2B5000003.304
Barrett, C5111011.301
Walker, 1B4220000.312
a-Mabry, PH-3B1000000.182
Ramirez, 3B4021001.246
b-Nevin, PH-1B1000010.213
Jones, RF4122012.310
Murton, LF0000000.276
Bynum, LF-RF4110022.222
Cedeno, SS4220002.307
Zambrano, P3114002.080
Ohman, P00000001.000
Totals3981381513 

a-Grounded out for Walker in the 9th. b-Struck out for Ramirez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (11, Buchholz).
3B: Cedeno (4, Buchholz).
HR: Zambrano (1, 2nd inning off Buchholz, 2 on, 2 out), Barrett (7, 3rd inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 0 out), Jones (11, 3rd inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Barrett 4; Walker 2; Ramirez 3; Jones 5; Bynum; Cedeno 4; Zambrano 4.
RBI: Ramirez (32), Zambrano 4 (4), Barrett (25), Jones 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Zambrano 3; Jones.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Womack; Barrett; Zambrano.
SF: Zambrano.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bynum (4, 2nd base off Buchholz/Ausmus), Pierre 2 (19, 2nd base off Buchholz/Ausmus, 2nd base off Buchholz/Ausmus).

FIELDING
DP: (Cedeno-Womack-Walker).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B3000000.280
Lane, CF1000000.193
Burke, CF-2B4000010.273
Berkman, RF3000020.289
Ensberg, 3B2000110.263
Lamb, 1B2000101.341
Wilson, LF3010010.263
Ausmus, C3000012.301
Bruntlett, SS3000012.297
Buchholz, P1000010.045
Borkowski, P1000000.000
a-Taveras, PH1000000.262
Totals27010285 

a-Popped out for Borkowski in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Wilson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bruntlett 2.
GIDP: Lamb.
Team LOB: 2.

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 4-3)8.01002803.09
Ohman 1.00000004.81
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (L, 3-5)5.011881236.25
Borkowski 4.02000304.08

WP: Zambrano, Buchholz.
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 126-72, Ohman 9-6, Buchholz 102-70, Borkowski 51-34.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 8-8, Ohman 1-2, Buchholz 7-6, Borkowski 6-3.
Batters faced: Zambrano 26, Ohman 3, Buchholz 27, Borkowski 14.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:29.
Att: 32,814.

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