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Cubs Defeat Pirates 8-5

Last updated on Thursday, September 10, 2009

(PITTSBURGH, PI) - Carlos Zambrano picked up his first win since July 22nd as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5 to complete a three-game series sweep.

Micah Hoffpauir hit a solo homer and drove in two for the Cubs who, despite the sweep, remain eleven and-a-half games behind St. Louis in the NL Central.

Zambrano allowed two runs on five hits, striking out eight over six innings to improve to 8 and 6.

Former Cub Ronny Cedeno hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning off Chicago's Kevin Gregg.

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