Carlos Zambrano connects on his 16th career home run. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
Thanks in large part to ace Carlos Zambrano, who allowed just one run in seven innings and extended his hitting streak to seven games with his fourth homer of the year, the Cubs notched their seventh straight series win.
a-Reached on error for Fogg in the 5th. b-Flied out for Masset in the 7th. c-Struck out for Lincoln in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Patterson, C (13, Zambrano). HR: Bruce (13, 6th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 1 out), Votto (15, 8th inning off Marmol, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Dickerson; Votto 6; Bako; Patterson, C 2; Bruce 4. RBI: Bruce (35), Votto (55). 2-out RBI: Votto. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Bako; Rosales; Dickerson; Keppinger. GIDP: Keppinger. Team RISP: 0-for-8. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Votto (5, 2nd base off Zambrano/Blanco, H). CS: Phillips (8, 2nd base by Zambrano/Blanco, H), Patterson, C (7, 2nd base by Zambrano/Blanco, H).