MLB: Ninth-inning rally lifts Mets over Cubs

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chicago Cubs 5 6 New York Mets
Carlos Delgado during a spring training game. Delgado hit in the winning runs in the bottom of the ninth.

The New York Mets hosted the Chicago Cubs at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York, and was behind by five runs going into the ninth inning, but a rally brought them ahead at the end.

Cub starter Ángel Guzmán gave up six hits, but only allowed one run in his seven inning appearance, an RBI single by Endy Chávez in the fifth inning. Mets starter Jason Vargas gave up all five of the Cubs' runs: a sacrifice fly RBI in the fourth, and two two-run home runs in the sixth inning. Angel Pagán hit his second home run of the season with a two-run fly ball over the left field fence, scoring Endy Chávez. Two batters later, Aramis Ramírez picked up his tenth home run of the season with a two run line drive over the same fence, scoring Alfonso Soriano.

Cub pitcher Ryan Dempster got stuck in a jam in the bottom of the ninth, filling the bases and giving up two runs. Reliever Scott Eyre came in to try and end the game, but gave up two hits, including the two-run single by Carlos Delgado that gave the Mets not only their first lead of the game, but the win.

The Mets, who took the four-game series 3-1, are playing an inter-league game against the New York Yankees in a three-game "subway series" starting Friday. Meanwhile, the Cubs are preparing for their own inter-city, inter-league game at Wrigley Field against the Chicago White Sox.

Box score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago Cubs 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 6 0
New York Mets 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 11 1

W: Burgos (1-0)
L: Dempster (1-2)
BS: Eyre (0/3)

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