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Zambrano frustrates Astros
Cubs 3, Astros 0
Carlos Zambrano struck out five to raise his NL-leading total to 167. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
 Nevin's blast
Carlos Zambrano walked seven batters and hit another, but blanked the Astros on four hits through eight innings of gritty work to lift the Cubs to a shutout win in Houston. Phil Nevin manned the batter's box for Chicago, driving in all three runs on a two-run homer and an RBI single.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 14, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (50-68)
Won 2
Chi Cubs 3, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (57-61)
Lost 3
August 14, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0   3 10 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Standings thru 8/14/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Astros Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5010011.283
Perez, SS-2B5120001.257
Barrett, C4000014.326
Ramirez, 3B4120011.279
Jones, RF3000102.277
Nevin, 1B4133001.233
Murton, LF4010013.294
Cedeno, 2B4010000.254
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Zambrano, P3000010.173
  a-Izturis, PH-SS1000001.247
Totals3731031514 

a-Grounded out for Zambrano in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Nevin (19, 4th inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre; Perez 2; Ramirez 2; Nevin 6; Murton; Cedeno.
RBI: Nevin 3 (59).
2-out RBI: Nevin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barrett; Murton; Perez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cedeno (8, 2nd base off Springer/Ausmus).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Perez-Nevin, Cedeno-Perez-Nevin, Perez-Izturis-Nevin).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF5010023.274
Biggio, 2B2000201.266
Berkman, 1B3000112.324
Huff, RF2010101.273
Ensberg, 3B4000027.239
Scott, LF3020101.424
Everett, SS3000103.241
Ausmus, C2000103.227
  a-Palmeiro, PH1000000.220
Oswalt, P2000001.173
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  Springer, P0000000.000
  b-Lamb, PH0000100.314
Totals270408522 

a-Popped out for Ausmus in the 9th. b-Walked for Springer in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Scott 2 (11, Zambrano, Zambrano).
TB: Taveras; Huff; Scott 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg 3; Taveras 2; Oswalt.
S: Oswalt.
GIDP: Ausmus 2; Taveras.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Biggio (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Taveras (Ramirez at home).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 13-5)8.04007503.38
Dempster (S, 24)1.00001003.90
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (L, 9-8)7.07220413.24
Qualls 1.02111104.13
Springer 1.01000003.74

WP: Zambrano.
IBB: Jones (by Qualls).
HBP: Huff (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 121-65, Dempster 11-5, Oswalt 82-59, Qualls 20-11, Springer 19-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 12-7, Dempster 2-1, Oswalt 9-7, Qualls 1-1, Springer 1-2.
Batters faced: Zambrano 34, Dempster 3, Oswalt 28, Qualls 6, Springer 4.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:29.
Att: 37,260.

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