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Dempster, Eyre struggle
Mets 6, Cubs 5
Angel Guzman got a no-decision against the Mets on Thursday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
 Ramirez's two-run homer
 Pagan's two-run homer
Ryan Dempster and Scott Eyre couldn't hold a four-run lead with two outs to go in the ninth as the Cubs fell to the Mets in the series finale. Angel Pagan and Aramis Ramirez each hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 17, 2007
CHC
Chi Cubs (18-21)
Lost 2
NY Mets 6, Chi Cubs 5   NYM
NY Mets (26-14)
Won 2
May 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0   5 6 0
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5   6 11 1
Standings thru 5/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Mets Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, 2B4110001.300
Pagan, CF4222000.412
Soriano, LF4110011.291
Ramirez, 3B4123000.264
Murton, RF4000011.275
DeRosa, 1B3000000.233
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  a-Fontenot, PH1000000.500
  Dempster, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
Blanco, C4000010.214
Izturis, SS3000000.272
Guzman, P2000010.000
  Ward, 1B1000000.296
Totals34565043 

a-Flied out for Ohman in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pagan (2, 6th inning off Vargas, 1 on, 1 out), Ramirez (10, 6th inning off Vargas, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot; Pagan 5; Soriano; Ramirez 5.
RBI: Ramirez 3 (31), Pagan 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Ramirez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Theriot.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pagan (2, 2nd base off Vargas/Castro).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Guzman-Izturis-DeRosa, Izturis-Theriot-DeRosa).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chavez, CF4221111.353
Gotay, SS4122111.217
Green, RF4020002.327
  c-Wright, PH1011000.279
Delgado, 1B5012023.216
Franco, 3B4000030.160
Newhan, 2B3120110.200
Castro, C3000102.244
Gomez, LF3110003.417
Vargas, P1000000.000
  a-Easley, PH1000000.281
  Burgos, P0000000.000
  b-Beltran, PH0100100.305
Totals3361165812 

a-Grounded out for Vargas in the 7th. b-Walked for Burgos in the 9th. c-Singled for Green in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gotay (1, Guzman).
TB: Chavez 2; Gotay 3; Green 2; Wright; Delgado; Newhan 2; Gomez.
RBI: Gotay 2 (5), Chavez (7), Wright (20), Delgado 2 (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green; Gomez.
S: Vargas.
GIDP: Gotay; Delgado.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Chavez (1, 2nd base off Guzman/Blanco), Newhan (1, 2nd base off Guzman/Blanco).

FIELDING
E: Newhan (1, throw).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Guzman 5.06112403.18
Wuertz 1.10001001.93
Ohman 1.20000404.50
Dempster (L, 1-2)0.13552004.66
Eyre (BS, 3)0.02000008.10
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas 7.06550226.43
Burgos (W, 1-0)2.00000203.72

HBP: Gomez (by Guzman).
Pitches-strikes: Guzman 75-49, Wuertz 14-9, Ohman 23-18, Dempster 26-15, Eyre 3-2, Vargas 90-59, Burgos 14-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Guzman 9-2, Wuertz 2-2, Ohman 1-0, Dempster 0-1, Eyre 0-0, Vargas 4-15, Burgos 1-3.
Batters faced: Guzman 22, Wuertz 5, Ohman 5, Dempster 6, Eyre 2, Vargas 28, Burgos 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 66 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 42,667.

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