Cubs' Zambrano leaves in 7th with hand cramping

April 2, 2011

Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano left Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning because of cramping in his right hand.

Zambrano gave up a homer to Garrett Jones to start the seventh and then left the game after getting a 2-2 count on Ronny Cedeno. With the Cubs trailing 3-0, he was replaced by Kerry Wood.

Zambrano, who underwent anger management counseling last season after he was suspended following a dugout tirade on June 25 at U.S. Cellular Field, was 8-0 over his final 11 starts last season. On Saturday, he threw 99 pitches on a cool day and gave up five hits and three runs.