Chicago Cubs defeat Colorado Rockies, 4-2

For all those people who want to talk about firing Lou Piniella, Marlon Byrd's got your answer right here.

''Lou's going to keep his job, bottom line,'' the Cub center fielder said, ''because we're going to win.

''Lou's going to keep his job. We're going to go to the playoffs. You can mark the day I said it, today.''

For those scoring at home, that would be Monday, May 17, 2010, roughly 5:41 p.m.

''Mark it,'' Byrd said. ''We will be in the playoffs. This team's...

On a night Aramis Ramirez took center stage for the first time this season, Carlos Zambrano stole the show again. And he didn't even pitch.

Zambrano, who was conspicuously absent from the Cubs' bullpen late in the extra-inning victory Monday against the Colorado Rockies, could eventually be headed back to the starting rotation after manager Lou Piniella told him Monday he will be stretched out for longer relief duty for now.

''I didn't say rotation,'' Piniella said a...