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by Phil Bencomo
Everything was going right for the Cubs tonight. Alfonso Soriano was the only Cub batter without a hit, missing out on the offensive fireworks that included a monstrous Aramis Ramirez grand slam to deep, deep left. If you ever need to define "mammoth home run," just play that clip.
Carlos Zambrano finally turned the corner with eight outstanding innings. He's still not striking out batters like the Z we've come to know and love, but hey, I'm not complaining. Even Scott Eyre managed to be less-than-awful for the day with an uneventful ninth.
Rich Hill throws tomorrow against Jorge Sosa, who's unbeaten in two starts this year.