Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Chicago Cubs, 3-2

PITTSBURGH -- Ready or not, here he comes.

It's the first day of the rest of Carlos Zambrano's career as a starting pitcher, and the Cubs aren't sure what they're going to get from their former ace.

But Big Z says -- well, he didn't say anything Tuesday, declining to talk to the media the day before he makes his first start since April 20.

But pitching coach Larry Rothschild said he thinks the right-hander is excited, and manager Lou Piniella is hoping his low-sco...

PITTSBURGH -- The shake-up came as the calendar flipped to June.

But only the weather seems to be getting any hotter for the Cubs' lineup.

Unless you count the temperature rising in the vicinity of the manager.

Lou Piniella emptied his bench into Tuesday night's starting lineup, sitting five Opening Day starters, and the result of the shake-up was two runs instead of the one they'd scored in four of the previous five games.

And both of those runs came from one ...