Carlos Zambrano pitched one-hit ball into the eighth inning and had two singles and an RBI to help the Chicago Cubs hand the visiting Milwaukee Brewers their first loss of the season yesterday, 4-0.
Zambrano gave up only a two-out line single in the second inning to Russell Branyan as he outpitched fellow Opening Day starter Ben Sheets.
Jeromy Burnitz hit a solo homer and Todd Walker a two-run double for the Cubs, who snapped a three-game losing skid. The Brewers were the last remaining undefeated team in the major leagues.
Giants 4, Rockies 2 -- Michael Tucker hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning to lift host San Francisco over Colorado. The homer decided a pitching duel between Colorado's Jamey Wright (1 run, 3 hits, 3 strikeouts, 4 walks in 7 1/3 innings) and San Francisco's Jerome Williams (1 run, 5 hits, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk over 7 innings).
Scott Dohmann (0-1) gave up a single to Pedro Feliz and walked Edgardo Alfonzo before Tucker hit Dohmann's first pitch over the right-field wall into McCovey Cove.
Astros 4, Reds 3 -- Pinch hitter Jose Vizcaino hit an RBI double with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, completing host Houston's rally from a three-run deficit. Willy Taveras led off the ninth with an infield single off Ryan Wagner (0-1), and Vizcaino, hitting for Brad Lidge, doubled off the right-field wall to score Taveras.
Lidge (1-0) pitched an inning for the win.
Braves 6, Mets 3 -- Brian Jordan hit a grand slam to lead host Atlanta to its fourth straight victory, and extend New York's season-opening losing streak to five games. Chipper Jones also homered to help the Braves keep the Mets as the only winless team in the majors. New York already trails first-place Atlanta by four games in the East.
Nationals 3, Marlins 2 -- Jose Guillen hit a two-out home run in the 10th inning, and Ryan Church and Vinny Castilla also hit solo homers to lead visiting Washington. The Nationals were two outs away from winning in the ninth, but Carlos Delgado's first home run in a Marlins uniform pulled Florida into a 2-all tie.
Phillies 10, Cardinals 4 -- Rookie Gavin Floyd pitched seven dominant innings, retiring 19 straight St. Louis batters and giving host Philadelphia the victory. Pat Burrell was 4 for 5 with a three-run home run and five RBIs, and Chase Utley and Bobby Abreu also homered for the Phillies.
Padres 11, Pirates 3 -- Xavier Nady had four hits and a career-high four RBIs to lead host San Diego over Pittsburgh. Nady had a three-run homer, a triple, and two singles for his first career four-hit game.
Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 10 -- Jeff Kent had three hits and five RBIs, including a three-run double in the decisive 11th inning, and visiting Los Angeles beat Arizona. Milton Bradley added an RBI single in the four-run 11th to complete Los Angeles's second rally against the Diamondbacks in as many nights.