8/30 Big Z's big bat

Carlos Zambrano hit his first home run of the season and 21st of his career in the fifth inning Monday night against the Pirates’ Brian Burres. Zambrano connected on a 1-0 pitch to drive in Koyie Hill. It was his first home run since Aug. 25, 2009, when Big Z connected off Washington’s Garrett Mock. Zambrano, who was batting .206 this season with seven hits in 34 at-bats prior to Monday’s game, holds the Cubs record for most home runs by a pitcher. Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins is second with 13.

— Carrie Muskat

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