National League Game Summary - New York at Chicago|
(Tuesday, June 26th)
Final Score: Chicago 5, New York 3
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Anthony Rizzo's RBI double in the fourth proved
to be the difference as the Chicago Cubs took a 5-3 win over the New York Mets
in the second of three games from Wrigley Field.
Alfonso Soriano, Luis Valbuena and Darwin Barney all drove in a run for the
Cubs, who have taken the first two of this set after dropping four straight.
Randy Wells lasted just three-plus innings and was charged with three runs on
six hits with four walks. Scott Maine (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings to
get the first win of his career.
David Wright and Josh Thole both drove in a run for the Mets, who matched a
season high with their fourth straight loss. Dillon Gee (5-6) gave up four
runs on nine hits over five innings and also drove in a run in the loss.
"I was out there battling and trying to make some pitches, but I left some of
them up there and they got a hold of them," said Gee. "They were just able to
put the ball in the right spots."
The Mets grabbed the first lead of the game with a pair of runs in the second
inning. With two outs, Scott Hairston singled and Daniel Murphy followed suit.
Thole and Gee then scored a run each with a single for a 2-0 lead.
The Cubs, though, went up in the third. David DeJesus led off with a single
and Starlin Castro walked. A groundout moved the runners up a base and DeJesus
scored when Alfonso Soriano grounded out. After Bryan LaHair drew a walk,
Valbuena doubled to scored Castro and Barney followed with an RBI single for a
New York tied the game in the fourth thanks to Wright's sac fly that plated
Thole, but Chicago went back on top in the home portion.
Steve Clevenger singled to start the frame, but the next two batters recorded
outs. After Castro singled, Rizzo punched a double to center for a 4-3 lead.
"It was awesome to have that," said Rizzo. "Being able to come into the
clubhouse and contribute right away, it's a great feeling."
Chicago added an insurance run in the eighth when, with men on first and
second, Reed Johnson hit a grounder to short for a single that saw Ruben
Tejada throw the ball away, allowing Barney to cross the plate for a 5-3 lead.
Carlos Marmol worked around a leadoff walk to Wright in the ninth to grab his
fifth save of the season.
The Mets went just 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 12 on
base. The left at least one man on base in each inning after the
first...Chicago stranded nine, but did have four hits in 11 at-bats with
runners in scoring position...Mets first baseman Ike Davis was ejected from
the game by first base umpire Manny Gonzalez in the eighth inning for arguing
a call. Davis made contact with Gonzalez on the arm with his glove.
06/27 01:26:16 ET