- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

PHOENIX (AP) - Losing 15 pounds in the offseason has already been paying off for Carlos Zambrano.

The trimmer Cubs’ ace allowed three runs over five innings Tuesday, but got them all back and then some himself with a three-run homer in the second and an RBI double in the fourth as the Cubs rolled to a 12-3 win over the Dodgers.

Zambrano capped a four-run inning with his home run to left field off Randy Wolf, then got him again with a double off the wall in the fourth.

Catcher Koyie Hill added a two-run homer for the Cubs, who had 17 hits. Wolf, expected to be the No. 3 starter for the Dodgers, had allowed only two runs in his previous four appearances combined before being shelled for seven earned runs and 10 hits.

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