Hey, what do you know? The Cubs actually treated the Pirates like the Pirates for once. Carlos Zambrano had yet another deceptive start – no earned runs, but he took 112 pitches to get through just 5.1 innings, giving up four hits and four walks along the way. The strikeouts were nice, though.

As for the offense: yo. They were on, and they were favoring one particular kind of hit.

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