HOUSTON (AP) -
tossed six sharp innings to get his first opening-day win in five chances, leading the
to a 4-2 victory over the
on Monday night.
Zambrano allowed one run and five hits in his first start against Houston since his no-hitter on Sept. 14 in Milwaukee. That
game was played at Miller Park after Hurricane Ike damaged the Houston-area.
homered off Houston's
had three hits for Chicago.
said before the game that the 27-year-old Zambrano would get too nervous and excited on opening day in years past. But things
were different this time around. He struck out six and walked three in a strong performance.