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Zambrano homers helping lead Cubs past Pirates 14-2

CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Zambrano allowed one unearned run in 5 1-3 innings and hit a two-run homer to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 14-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.

Aramis Ramirez was 2 for 3 with four RBIs to help Mike Quade win his first game at Wrigley Field as manager and improve to 5-2 since taking over for Lou Piniella on Aug. 23.

The Cubs scored seven times on seven hits in the fourth and were 7 for 7 to start the inning. They brought 11 batters to the plate in the inning to knock out Pirates starter Paul Maholm (7-13).

Zambrano (6-6) struck out seven and pitched around four walks. He left after throwing 112 pitches and is 3-0 in five starts since being reinserted into the rotation following a June suspension.

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