Carlos Zambrano is enjoying a fresh start with the Miami Marlins.
The right-hander hopes to continue his resurgence Wednesday night while looking to help the Marlins set a franchise record for victories in May by handing the visiting Colorado Rockies a season-high seventh consecutive defeat.
The often volatile Zambrano (2-2, 1.96 ERA) appears to have regained the form that made him an All-Star three times from 2004 to 2008 with the Cubs. He's allowed three earned runs and 17 hits over 30 innings while going 2-0 in his last four starts.
He yielded two of those runs and overcame five walks in seven innings of a 3-2 victory at Cleveland on Friday.
"He's more of a pitcher now," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "He's not trying to blow the ball by people. He's got good movement on his pitches. He's cutting the ball and throwing off-speed stuff."
Zambrano, who turns 31 on June 1, is 2-4 with a 3.13 ERA in eight starts against the Rockies, but he has not faced them since 2007.