Zambrano does it all in Cubs win over Cardinals

BY foxsports • July 12, 2009

Carlos Zambrano shrugged off his latest home run, admitting that being a starting pitcher makes it easier for him to hit.

Whatever the reason, Zambrano is far more dangerous than most pitchers when he comes to the plate.

Zambrano went deep for the third time this season and pitched six solid innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Sunday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Zambrano has 19 career homers, tops in franchise history for pitchers, but isn't interested in a regular opportunity to hit.

"My job is to pitch. That's the thing I know best," he said. "I think being an everyday player, hitter it makes it tough because pitchers study you and know how to pitch. If they figure out how to pitch to me every day I don't think I would hit that many home runs."