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June 7, 2008 … Dodger Stadium … Game No. 63 … Road Game No. 29



RHP Carlos Zambrano (8-1, 2.51)

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A DANDY DOZEN: Despite last night’s 3-0 setback at Dodger Stadium, evening this four-game series at one win apiece, the Chicago Cubs have won 10 of their last 12 games into this afternoon’s tilt

… the Cubs are 20-8, a .714 winning percentage, in their last 28 games starting May 9.


This series at Dodger Stadium wraps up a stretch of 14 games in a row against National League West competition

… the Cubs are 10-2 through the first 12 games

… overall, the Cubs are 17-4, an .810 winning percentage, vs. the National League West this season, including wins in 12 of their last 14 games.

The Cubs remain the only team in baseball to have not lost more than two games in a row at any point this season … the last time the Cubs lost back-to-back games was May 24-25 in Pittsburgh.

ON THE RECORD: The Cubs boast the best record in the big leagues with a 39-23 mark, the club’s best start through its first 62 games in 31 years since 1977 when they were 40-22 (and 41-22 through 63 games) … in fact, the Cubs have been better than 39-23 through 62 games just twice in the last 90 seasons: 1977 and 1969 (41-20, one tie).

Since 1900, the Cubs have been better than 39-23 through 62 games only six times: 1977, 1969, 1918 (43-18, one tie), 1910 (40-22), 1907 (47-15) and 1906 (43-19).

WHAT’S NEXT?: After tomorrow night’s series finale, the Cubs enjoy an off day Monday before returning to Wrigley Tuesday for a brief three-game series with the Atlanta Braves … the Cubs then dive into interleague play for the first time this season with a six-game trip through Toronto and Tampa Bay starting next weekend.

IN SEARCH OF NINE: Carlos Zambrano this afternoon is in search of his ninth win this season after starting the campaign with wins in eight of his first nine decisions … Carlos brings a seven-game winning streak into this afternoon’s tilt and is unbeaten in his last 10 starts, going 7-0 with a 2.31 ERA (17 ER/66.1 IP) in those 10 outings.

Zambrano is just the second Cubs starter since 1970 to start a season 8-1 or better, joining Kevin Tapani (2001) … Tapani would eventually fall to 8-10.

OH, AND HE CAN HIT, TOO …: Carlos Zambrano is batting .366 (15-for-41) with two doubles, one triple, one home run, five RBI and a .537 slugging percentage this season.

Zambrano boasts a .903 OPS (on-base + slugging), a total that would rank 20th among all National League players if he had enough at-bats to qualify.
Carlos has 13 career home runs as a Cub, which places him with Fergie Jenkins atop the Cubs all-time leaderboard for home runs as a pitcher.

ROAD WARRIORS: The Cubs with this trip began a stretch of games during which they play 23 of their next 32 contest on the road through July 6 after they started the season by playing 34 of their first 57 games at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs are 13-15 on the road this year, the fourth-best road record in the National League this season … Chicago is 26-8 record at the Friendly Confines, the club’s best home start since 1918 (also 26-8) … the Cubs are one of 26 teams in the big leagues this season with a record below .500 on the road.

Chicago’s series win in San Diego this week was its first on the road since sweeping a three-game set in Pittsburgh April 7-10, its first road series of the year.

THE NEED FOR LEAD: The Cubs have held a lead in 26 of their last 28 games starting May 9, the lone exceptions being during last night’s 3-0 loss at Los Angeles and Thursday’s 2-1 setback at San Diego, which ended a 25-game streak with a lead … the Cubs had last held a lead in at least 25-straight contests in 1935 when they had a 28-game run from July 6 to July 31.

YOU CAN CALL THEM COMEBACKS: Eight of Chicago’s last nine victories have been in come-from-behind fashion … in fact, Chicago won four games in a row last week (May 27-30) that saw the club trailing entering the seventh inning or later, only to come back for the victory each time, including a 9-1 deficit to the Rockies on May 29 that turned into a 10-9 win.

The Cubs and Phillies tie for the major league lead with 20 come-from-behind victories this season.

IN GOOD STANDING: The Cubs lead the Cardinals by 3.5 games in the National League Central, matching their largest lead of the season … the Cubs last held a greater than 3.5-game edge in the division on August 1, 2001, when they were 4.5 games ahead of Houston.

CLOSE COUNTS IN HORSESHOES AND CUBS GAMES: 15 of the Cubs’ last 20 games dating to May 17 have been decided by two or fewer runs, including 11 of their last 14 … eight of Chicago’s last 10 wins have been decided by two or fewer runs … five of their last six losses have been decided by two or fewer runs.

Overall this season, the Cubs have seen 35 of their 62 games decided by two runs or less, a noteworthy 56 percent.
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The Cubs are first in the National League. Central with a 39-23 record, an 11-game turnaround from 2007 … through 62 games last season, Chicago was 28-34 (and 28-35 through 63 games) – tied for second place, 5.5 games behind Milwaukee.
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TOP CATCHERS’ ERA, N.L. IN 2008Rank Catcher ERA
1. Chris Snyder, ARI 3.60
2. Geovany Soto, CHI 3.63
3. Yadier Molina, STL 3.76
Carlos Ruiz, PHI 3.76

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS, RUNS SCORED IN 2008
Rank Team Runs
1. Texas 351
2. Chicago Cubs 346
3. Philadelphia 332

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS, OBP IN 2008
Rank Team OBP
1. Chicago Cubs .363
2. St. Louis .356
Boston .356

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS, RUN DIFFERENTIAL IN 2008
Rank Team Differential
1. Chicago Cubs +93 runs
2. Philadelphia +69 runs
3. Atlanta +51 runs
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UPCOMING MILESTONES
Milestone...................Player (Number Needed)
300 Doubles...............................Alfonso Soriano (8)
1,100 Strikeouts........................Carlos Zambrano (1)
200 Home Runs+....................Kosuke Fukudome (4)
+Professionally, between Chunichi and Cubs

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2008 Overall: ........................................39-23
At Wrigley Field: ..................................26-8
On the Road: ....................................13-15
All-Time Since 1876: ..................10,024-9,481
At Wrigley Field (since 1916): .....3,853-3,382

CUBS VS. DODGERS
The Cubs and Dodgers conclude their seven-game season series with four games at Dodger Stadium this weekend … the entire series will begin and conclude within a two-week period … the Cubs swept a three-game series from the Dodgers last week at Wrigley Field.

After 2,022 all-time meetings, the Cubs and Dodgers have played to a remarkable 1,011-1,011 split … the series began 118 years ago in Brooklyn’s Washington Park with the Dodgers collecting an 8-4 win on May 29, 1890.

2008 Overall: ............................................4-1
At Wrigley Field: ....................................3-0
At Dodger Stadium: ...............................1-1

2007 Overall: ............................................2-5
At Wrigley Field: ....................................1-3
At Dodger Stadium: ...............................1-2

All-Time Since 1890: ....................1,011-1,011
At Wrigley Field: .............................394-385
At Dodger Stadium (since 1962): .....118-148
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LEADERS OF THE PACK
The Cubs entered the month of June with the best record in baseball for the first time since 1908 … that club led with a 23-13 record (.639) … here’s a look at this year’s top records entering today’s action:

BEST WIN PCT., 2008

Team Pct.
Chicago Cubs.......... .629 (39-23)
Los Angeles Angels...... .613 (38-24)
Boston Red Sox........... .594 (38-26)
Tampa Bay Rays.......... .590 (36-25)
Philadelphia Phillies...... .587 (37-26)
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ABOUT ZAMBRANO

Carlos, 27, today goes for his eighth consecutive win in his 14th start of the season – and his sixth on the road – when he faces the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at Dodger Stadium. ©

Owns a 90-56 career record with a 3.35 ERA in 214 games since making his major league debut with the Cubs in 2001.

His 1,099 career strikeouts rank eighth in franchise history … Hippo Vaughn is seventh with 1,183.

He won at least 13 games in each of the last five seasons, including a career-high 18 victories in 2007 … has also broke the 200.0 innings mark in each season during that span.

His 13 career home runs, including his solo homer May 1, are tied for first in franchise history with Fergie Jenkins … Zambrano’s six dingers in 2006 tied Jenkins (in 1971) for the single-season record by a Cubs pitcher.

His 85 wins since the start of the 2003 season rank second in baseball behind Johan Santana (89).

Since permanently moving into the starting rotation July 1, 2002, Carlos Zambrano's 48 road victories rank second in the majors behind only Johan Santana (49).

Is a two-time National League All-Star, earning the honor in 2004 and 2006 … in 2004, became the youngest Cub in franchise history at 23 to pitch in an
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Last Time Out
Extended his winning streak to seven games as part of the Cubs’ 7-6 victory over the Padres June 2 … he yielded three runs on five hits, while striking out two and walking four over 5.0 innings. ©

At the plate, was 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI … marked his third three-plus hit affair of the season.

Only Cubs pitcher since 1956 to record more than two three-hit games in a single year.

2008 Season
Carlos is 7-0 with a 2.31 ERA (17 ER/66.1 IP) in his last 10 starts dating to April 16 vs. Cincinnati … is looking for his fifth straight road win … is 4-1 with a 2.73 ERA (10 ER/33.0 IP) in five outings away from Wrigley this year. ©

His 2.51 season ERA ranks third in the N.L. behind Cincinnati’s Edinson Volquez (1.46) and San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum (2.15).

Has not allowed a home run in four straight starts … last time he went five starts without allowinga long ball was July 27-August 17, 2005.

Has surrendered two or fewer runs in nine of his 13 starts … has left with the lead in 10 of his outings.

Has allowed two or fewer walks in eight of 13 starts this season … has struck out five or more in seven of his 13 outings.

Limiting right-handed batters to a .218 batting average (37-for-170) … left-handed hitters are batting .267 (40-for-150).

With 0-2 count, hitters are 2-for-27 (.074) with 10 punchouts … once the count goes full, batters are just 7-for-38 (.184) with 13 strikeouts.

Opponents have stolen just two bases while Zambrano has been in the game.

Opponents are batting .222 (16-for-72) with RISP.

Is 4-0 with a 2.38 ERA (14 ER/53.0 IP) in eight home starts.

Notable 2008 Starts

Started his fourth straight Opening Day for Chicago and did not figure in the 4-3, 10-inning loss … tossed 6.2 shutout innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out five, before leaving the game with a right forearm cramp.

Earned his first win of the season April 6 vs. Houston, tossing 7.0 innings in Chicago’s 3-2 victory … allowed two runs on seven hits, walking none and striking out seven ... had a 21.2-inning scoreless streak dating back to last season snapped in the third inning.

Suffered his first loss of the season April 11 in Philadelphia, allowing five runs in 6.0 innings of work, walking one and striking out six … gave up a two-run homer to Pat Burrell in the fourth after keeping the Phillies off the board in the first three innings.

Allowed just one run in 6.1 innings of work May 1 vs. Milwaukee, but did not earn a decision in the Cubs’ 4-3 loss … left the game with a 3-1 lead in the seventh, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out three, but the Brewers scored three in the ninth.

Belted his first homer of the season in the third inning off Yovani Gallardo … was his 13th career homer, tying Fergie Jenkins for the club record for a pitcher.

Threw 8.0 shutout innings in the Cubs 3-0 blanking of the Reds May 6, picking up his fourth consecutive win … surrendered three hits, walked three, and fanned three in his longest outing of the season.

Improved to 5-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.80, becoming the first Cubs pitcher to win at least five of his first eight starts of a season while posting an ERA as low as 1.80 since Steve Stone, who was 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his first eight starts in 1975.

Extended his winning streak to six games with Chicago’s 12-3 rout of Pittsburgh May 23 … surrendered two runs on six hits, while walking one and fanning six over 7.0 innings of work.

Went 4-for-5 at the plate, becoming the first Cubs pitcher to collect four hits in a game since Lew Burdette July 23, 1964 at San Francisco.

Did not record a decision in the Cubs’ 2-1, 10-inning win over Los Angeles May 28, despite allowing just one run on six hits over 8.0 innings pitched … it was the second time this season he has tossed eight frames.

His 130 pitches marked the second-highest pitch count of his career … he threw 136 pitches on May 8, 2005 in a 1-0 complete game win over Philadelphia at Wrigley Field.
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