Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Scott Feldman pitched into the seventh inning
and contributed two RBI as Chicago took an 8-2 win over the New York Mets in
the second of three from Wrigley Field on Saturday.
Feldman (4-3) scattered seven hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings to win his
fourth straight decision and added a two-run double in the fourth inning to
help the Cubs win for a fifth time in seven games.
Nate Schierholtz and Anthony Rizzo each gave a solo home run in the win for
Jeremy Hefner (0-5) gave up four runs on five hits in just four innings of
work for the Mets, who had won their previous two after dropping six straight.
The Cubs had stranded runners on first and third with one out in the second,
but finally broke through in the fourth.
Rizzo singled to right to leadoff and Alfonso Soriano was hit by a pitch.
After Schierholtz singled to load the bases, Luis Valbuena brought home the
first run with a sacrifice fly and Welington Castillo followed with an RBI
single. Two batters later, Feldman doubled to right for a 4-0 lead.
Rizzo homered off of Robert Carson to start the fifth and Schierholtz gave a
leadoff blast in the eighth. Later in the eighth, David DeJesus dropped a
bloop single into right to chase in two more runners for an 8-0 lead.
The Mets had men on second and third in both the first and second innings, but
Feldman was able to get out of the jams without any damage.
With one on and two out in the seventh, Feldman stepped off the mound for
James Russell, who got Mike Baxter to hit into a fielder's choice to end the
Russell then tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning, but Hector Rondon allowed a two-run
home run to Rick Ankiel in the ninth to spoil Chicago's attempt at its first
shutout of the season.
Ankiel and Daniel Murphy each had two hits for the Mets ... Dillon Gee takes
the mound for New York in the finale on Sunday and will be opposed by Travis
Wood for Chicago ... The Mets were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position
and stranded seven, while Chicago was 4-for-9 with RISP.
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