Chicago Cubs defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1

His teammates haven't spoken to Carlos Zambrano since the Friday dugout tirade that put in motion what could be a career-changing series of events for the 29-year-old right-hander.

But Kevin Millar, who was Zambrano's teammate for only a matter of weeks in spring training, has recounted his conversation with the pitcher, telling MLB Network that Zambrano was ''trying to pump all the guys up'' as he ranted through the dugout after the White Sox' four-run first inning.

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If anger management is found to be Carlos Zambrano's problem, the outlook for him and his career should be optimistic, an expert in the field of sports psychiatry said Tuesday.

''There are plenty of good professionals who can help him in his anger management,'' said Dr. Robert Burton, who has worked for more than 20 years in the specialized field of sports psychiatry. ''It's a very hopeful situation in that regard for him.''

But whether Zambrano, 29, can regain the s...