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National League Game Summary - New York at Chicago



(Wednesday, June 4)

Final Score: Chicago 5, New York 4

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with three RBI and the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 5-4, in the second matchup of a three-game set from Wrigley Field.

The Cubs trailed by two entering the home half of the fifth, but with one out, Emilio Bonifacio singled, Justin Ruggiano walked and Anthony Rizzo singled to load the bases.

Castro then stroked a single up the middle to tie the game at 4-4 before Rizzo scored later in the inning on a wild pitch from Jeurys Familia to account for the final margin.

Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (4-5) allowed four runs -- one earned -- on five hits with five walks and four strikeouts to earn the win.

"You just try to keep the team close and hopefully the team can get some runs late like we did tonight," said Jackson.

The Cubs' bullpen held the Mets to just two hits over the final four innings, with Hector Rondon closing it out for his seventh save of the season.

Dana Eveland (0-1) absorbed the loss in relief of starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who surrendered four runs on four hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings.

With one out in the first, Daniel Murphy singled and David Wright walked before Curtis Granderson grounded into a force out to leave runners on the corners.

It looked as if Jackson escaped the minor jam, but Castro booted a grounder off the bat of Bobby Abreu that allowed Murphy to score.

Lucas Duda then drilled an opposite-field double to left that plated Granderson and Abreu for a 3-0 lead.

Castro made up for the miscue in the home half with an RBI single.

Ruggiano doubled and Rizzo walked before Castro plated Ruggiano with his single to right. Rizzo advanced to third on the play and scored when Nate Schierholtz grounded out to first.

Ruben Tejada stroked a one-out homer in the fourth to get a run back for New York.

"We got off to a good start, but couldn't put the game away," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "We're just not hitting with guys on base which has been the tune to the start of the season. We have to find some energy somehow."

Murphy doubled with two outs in the sixth to put two runners in scoring position and Wright was intentionally walked to load the bases. Wesley Wright relieved Carlos Villanueva and struck out Granderson to end the threat.

The Mets finished 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 on base.

Rondon struck out Murphy and David Wright to begin the ninth, then Granderson singled to center before Abreu grounded out to second to end it.

Game Notes

Chicago has won the first two of this series and three of four overall ... Chicago went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position ... New York's Jacob deGrom opposes Travis Wood in the series finale on Thursday.

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Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR
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4th
TOR 101
NYK 87
 
Half
CLE 52
MEM 41
 
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MIA
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
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QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
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RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
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USB 67
GHND 52
 
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OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
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UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
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UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
 
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
2nd
HAMP 58
NARZ 42
 
2nd
SDU 63
SDCHR 49
 
2nd
BC 53
USC 56
 
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NICST 41
TROY 27
 
2nd
BRAD 27
UCI 32
 
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SHU
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ALA
APP
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KSU
NDST
 
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WASU
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NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
2nd
STL 10
NYG 20
 
2nd
OAK 10
BUF 7
 
2nd
DAL 28
IND 0
 
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