Final Score: NY Mets 3, Chicago White Sox 0
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Shaun Marcum threw eight shutout innings and
earned his first win of the 2013 season, as the New York Mets blanked the
Chicago White Sox, 3-0, in the second and final contest of a two-game set at
U.S. Cellular Field.
The 31-year-old Marcum (1-9), who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the
Mets this offseason, allowed just four hits and two walks in his outing, and
avoided being the first Mets pitcher to start a season 0-10 since Anthony
Young in 1993.
"It's huge," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "Everybody's got pride in the
big leagues. Nobody likes to look at a zero in the win column. He knows and we
know that doesn't belong there. I think this is a big kickstart for Shaun."
Eric Young went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Juan Lagares also drove in one run in
Chicago starter John Danks (1-5) gave up all three runs -- one earned -- on
seven hits while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings.
"I wish we knew what we could do differently," said Danks. "Each night, it's
something different. We're good enought to compete ... but we just haven't
done enough to compete as a group. We're way too talented to be where we are
Neither team mustered much offense through the first four innings, combining
for three hits.
The Mets opened up the scoring in the fifth. Josh Satin hit a leadoff single
and Andrew Brown singled to left-center field two batters later. Both runners
scored after Lagares hit a line drive towards Chicago shortstop Alexei
Ramirez, who was unable to make a grab.
Lagares advanced to third after a ground out by Omar Quintanilla and scored on
Young's infield single.
Marcum gave up a single in the fifth and sixth innings, but that would be it
for Chicago's offense, as he retired the final seven batters.
Bobby Parnell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Mets to notch his 13th save.
Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base ... Chicago reliever Nate Jones threw
1 2/3 innings of relief. He has allowed one earned run in 13 innings over his
last 10 appearances ... The White Sox have scored one run or fewer in five of
Danks' seven starts ... David Wright went 0-for-4, ending a seven-game hitting
streak ... Parnell has given up just one hit in his last six outings.
06/26 23:13:50 ET
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