Colorado Rockies defeat Chicago Cubs, 8-7

DENVER -- What looked like an absurd assertion by Carlos Zambrano on Saturday night -- that he might be physically able to join the starting rotation within a few days -- suddenly looked like a serious consideration Sunday after he threw 53 pitches in relief on a day the Cubs lost another starter.

One day after starter Ted Lilly was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, starter Carlos Silva left the game Sunday after only four batters because of an accelerated heartbeat an...

DENVER -- The Cubs' long-exhausted season finally bottomed out in the high altitude of Colorado.

In one frightening sequence in the first inning Sunday, Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Silva had trouble catching his breath, tried to pitch through it and then left the game to be treated by paramedics for an accelerated heartbeat and taken to a local hospital.

Silva's heart rate was restored quickly, and team officials said he was back to normal as he remained at St. Jose...