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Mets 6, Cubs 1
Neifi Perez consoles Carlos Zambrano after he allowed two unearned runs. (Kathy Willens/AP)
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Carlos Zambrano exited after three innings due to back tightness, allowing four runs, two earned, and walking three. Jose Macias drove in Chicago's only run on a double in the eighth as the Cubs lost their fifth straight.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 07, 2005
CHC
Chi Cubs (54-57)
Lost 5
NY Mets 6, Chi Cubs 1   NYM
NY Mets (57-54)
Won 3
August 7, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 6 2
NY Mets
2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 X   6 10 0
Standings through 8/7/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Mets Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, LF4000001.268
Williamson, P0000000.000
Perez, 2B4010001.265
Lee, 1B4000001.350
Ramirez, 3B3000110.307
Garciaparra, SS3020100.172
Hollandsworth, RF4010003.250
Barrett, C3110003.275
Macias, CF3011002.296
Zambrano, P1000010.245
Wuertz, P0000000.000
a-Cedeno, PH1000000.264
Novoa, P0000000.000
b-Murton, PH-LF1000001.405
Totals311612212 

a-Grounded out for Wuertz in the 6th. b-Flied out for Novoa in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Barrett (22, Zambrano), Macias (7, Zambrano).
TB: Perez; Garciaparra 2; Hollandsworth; Barrett 2; Macias 2.
RBI: Macias (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barrett; Lee; Perez.
GIDP: Hollandsworth; Macias.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez (15, throw), Hollandsworth (2, fielding).
PB: Barrett (3).
DP: 2 (Lee-Garciaparra-Wuertz, Perez-Garciaparra-Lee).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4010001.280
Cairo, 2B4120011.279
Beltran, CF3310101.270
Floyd, LF3232100.283
Wright, 3B3013011.296
Cameron, RF4010024.269
Piazza, C3011102.268
Castro, C0000000.262
Anderson, 1B4000004.279
Zambrano, P3000011.132
a-Offerman, PH1000011.236
Heilman, P0000000.000
Totals3261063616 

a-Struck out for Zambrano in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Floyd (26, 7th inning off Novoa, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Reyes; Cairo 2; Beltran; Floyd 6; Wright; Cameron; Piazza.
RBI: Floyd 2 (70), Wright 3 (64), Piazza (55).
2-out RBI: Floyd 2; Wright; Piazza.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reyes; Anderson; Piazza.
SF: Wright.
GIDP: Cairo; Beltran.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cairo-Reyes-Anderson, Zambrano-Reyes-Anderson).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (L, 8-5)3.04423203.30
Wuertz 2.03100104.44
Novoa 2.02110213.72
Williamson 1.01000100.00
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 6-9)8.05112104.00
Heilman 1.01000104.08

WP: Zambrano.
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 80-50, Wuertz 21-16, Novoa 30-17, Williamson 16-10, Zambrano 107-67, Heilman 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 3-4, Wuertz 3-2, Novoa 3-1, Williamson 0-2, Zambrano 16-7, Heilman 1-1.
Batters faced: Zambrano 17, Wuertz 8, Novoa 7, Williamson 4, Zambrano 29, Heilman 4.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:39.
Att: 40,321.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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