Mets Vs. Cubs Final Score: North Siders Earn 6-1 Victory In Series Opener

With nearly everyone focusing on the Chicago debut of top prospect Anthony Rizzo on Tuesday, the Cubs went out and secured a victory without the highly touted first baseman in the series opener vs. the New York Mets. The Cubs defeated the Mets 6-1 at Wrigley Field on Monday to improve to 25-48. The Mets fall to 39-35 with the loss.

Starter Travis Wood was brilliant for the North Siders, allowing no runs and five hits over seven innings while striking out six to run his record to 2-3.

Joe Mather hit his fourth homer of the season to get scoring started in the fourth, a two-run shot that also scored catcher Geovany Soto. The other four Chicago runs would be added in the seventh inning after a few costly errors by the Mets. New York finished with four errors on the night.

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