Cubs In Haiku: Dodgers 7, Cubs 3

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Yes, that's Alfonso Soriano leaving his feet to catch a deep fly ball in the eighth inning. (Chicago Tribune photo by José M. Osorio)

Cubs just can't come back
From a five run deficit
Two games in a row
Carlos Zambrano had a rough start and saw his 10-game win streak end ... 
The Dodgers scored five runs in the first inning Sunday to beat the Cubs, 7-3, and snap Carlos Zambrano's win streak at 10 games. Aaron Miles had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs to power Los Angeles, which outscored Chicago, 27-15, in the series.
"It's over with," said Zambrano, who was 10-0 with a 2.08 ERA since Aug. 14. "Let's get a new winning streak. I knew sooner or later I was going to lose a game. Unfortunately, it was today."
The right-hander gave up six runs on eight hits over five innings in his shortest outing of the season.
Although this season began with low expectations, the starting rotation was a bright spot. But Things haven't worked out  as expected ... 
One of the problems has been inconsistent starting pitching. The Cubs have five quality starts out of 21 games.
"Normally, when you get on a roll and start playing well consistently, it has a lot to do with your starting pitching," Quade said. "Once we get that straightened out, I'll feel pretty good about this thing. We're just very inconsistent in that area right now."
Finally, as if things couldn't get any worse
Like salt in the wound
Today's player of the game
The Cubs will try to get back to .500 for the eleventh time this season against the Rockies on Monday night when Matt Garza will take the mound against Esmil Rogers.  

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