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2009-09-06 16:16:18

Daniel Murphy's three hits and four RBI Sunday led the New York Mets to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. The rookie first baseman was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. He hit a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth, an RBI single in the fifth, and a two-run triple in the seventh. Brian Schneider and Angel Pagan had two hits apiece for the Mets, who won twice in the three-game series. Winner Mike Pelfrey (10-10) gave up a run and five hits in eight innings with a walk and five...

2009-09-05 17:16:53

Derek Lee's two homers and three RBI Saturday lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the New York Mets. Lee had three of Chicago's nine hits with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth inning and a solo shot in the eighth. Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, who had lost four of six. Winner Rich Harden (9-8) gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings with a walk and 10 strikeouts. Carlos Marmol earned his ninth save. Cory Sullivan, David Wright and Anderson Hernandez...

2009-09-04 22:03:51

Omir Santos hit a two-run single in a five-run eighth inning Friday, leading the New York Mets to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. Fernando Tatis started the rally with a pinch RBI single followed by Cory Sullivan's RBI single, the two-run single by Santos and a rally-capping RBI single by Anderson Hernandez. Sullivan also hit a solo homer for the Mets, who have a modest two-game winning streak. The winner was reliever Brian Stokes (2-4). Closer Francisco Rodriguez got his 29th save by...

2009-09-03 17:04:48

Carlos Torres and two others combined on a six-hit shutout Thursday as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Cubs 5-0. Torres (1-0), in his third career start, surrendered five hits in seven innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Matt Thornton and D.J. Carrasco threw scoreless eighth and ninth innings. Scott Podsednik led a 13-hit attack with three hits, while Carlos Quentin, Alexei Ramirez and A.J. Pierzynski each had two hits and one RBI for the White Sox, who have won two in a row after...

2009-09-02 15:57:32

Derek Lee's two-run homer Wednesday produced the only scoring in a 2-0 win by the Chicago Cubs over the Houston Astros. Lee hit his 27th homer this season with no outs in the bottom of the fourth following a leadoff double by Andres Blanco. Their hits were two of four by the Cubs, who won twice in the three-game series at Wrigley Field. Winner Ted Lilly (10-8) surrendered four hits in eight scoreless innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Carlos Marmol earned his eighth save after giving...

2009-09-01 22:33:13

Rookie Randy Wells earned his 10th victory Tuesday while pitching the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Wells (10-7) gave up one unearned run on seven hits with two walks over 6 2/3 innings. Milton Bradley contributed a home run in the win. Brian Moehler (8-10) was the loser after allowing three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 frames. Michael Bourn had three of Houston's eight hits, reaching base safely with a hit or walk for the 25th straight game.

2009-08-31 22:18:13

Carlos Lee had a two-run homer and a four RBI Monday to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Michael Bourn added an RBI double for the Astros, who won for just the second time in their last eight games. Houston's Roy Oswalt (8-5) pitched seven innings to earn the win. Oswalt held the Cubs to two runs on six hits and a walk. Chicago starter Rich Harden (8-8) gave up five runs on five hits and six walks with nine strikeouts in five innings. Derrek Lee homered for the...

2009-08-30 16:49:39

Nelson Figueroa limited the Chicago Cubs to a run and six hits in seven innings Sunday, leading the New York Mets to a 4-1 win at Chicago. Figueroa (2-3) threw 117 pitches with two walks and 10 strikeouts. The only run he gave up scored on a first-inning single by Aramis Ramirez. Figueroa added an RBI single in the fourth in his best-ever major league outing. Closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his 28th save with a scoreless ninth. Daniel Murphy, Anderson Hernandez and Jeff Francoeur also had...

2009-08-29 18:41:56

Jake Fox hit a grand slam in a six-run fifth inning Saturday to lead the Chicago Cubs in an 11-4 victory over the New York Mets. Fox also had an RBI double and Milton Bradley had three hits, two runs and an RBI hits for the Cubs, who have won four of their last six games. Aramis Ramirez and Mike Fontenot each had two RBI for Chicago. Chicago's Ryan Dempster (8-7) gave up four runs on eight hits and struck out seven over six innings. Jeff Francoeur and Brian Schneider each had a two-run...

2009-08-28 17:03:33

Alfonso Soriano's three-run homer capped a four-run eighth inning Friday, rallying the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the New York Mets. Soriano's 20th homer this season, his third hit of the game, broke a 2-2 tie with one out in the bottom of the eighth. Derek Lee and Aramis Ramirez both knocked in runs and Milton Bradley eased some of the boos he has heard at Wrigley Field this week with three hits for the Cubs, who had lost two of three. The winner was normal closer Kevin Gregg (5-5)....

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