Gee last 8.0 innings as he struck out four Cubs hitters while walking none. He did allow 1 earned run on 7 hits, but the Mets pitching staff kept Chicago to just 6 singles and 2 doubles scattered throughout the game. 1B Anthony Rizzo continued his hot hitting, collecting two hits -- a single and a double -- but CF David DeJesus scored the Cubs only run when he grounded a ball back through the middle of the infield with 3B Luis Valbuena at third.
SP Jeff Samardzija (L, 6-8) appeared shaky at first, and he allowed a pair of home runs within the first three innings. But the 27-year-old righty regained his control by the fourth inning and managed to hold the Mets to just 3 runs on 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 homers.
With the loss, the Cubs drop back to 21 games under .500.
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|New York Mets||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||X||3||9||0|
|WP: Dillon Gee (6 - 7)
SV: Bobby Parnell (2)
LP: Jeff Samardzija (6 - 8)