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Cubs 11, Mets 4
Daniel Murphy scores on Jeff Francoeur's two-run double in the first. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Jeff Francoeur and Brian Schneider each hit two-run doubles as the Mets hung with the Cubs through four innings. But Bobby Parnell was chased after serving up a grand slam in the fifth, allowing eight runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings, and New York was unable to recover.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (58-72)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 11, NY Mets 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (65-62)
Won 2
August 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
Chi Cubs
0 1 2 0 6 0 2 0 X   11 14 0
Standings thru 8/29/09  |  Recap: NYM | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Cubs stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pagan, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .287
Castillo, L, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .310
Murphy, Dn, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .260
Francoeur, RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .271
Sullivan, LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .261
Tatis, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .264
Schneider, C 4 0 2 2 0 2 1 .188
Hernandez, A, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .258
Parnell, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Takahashi, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Reed, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .244
  Broadway, La, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Evans, N, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Totals 34 4 9 4 2 8 7  

a-Struck out for Takahashi in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Broadway, La in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Francoeur (24, Dempster), Schneider (10, Dempster).
TB: Tatis 2; Francoeur 3; Hernandez, A 2; Schneider 3; Murphy, Dn.
RBI: Francoeur 2 (63), Schneider 2 (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tatis; Pagan 2; Reed, J 2.
SAC: Parnell.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Murphy, Dn-Hernandez, A-Murphy, Dn, Schneider-Castillo, L, Hernandez, A-Castillo, L-Murphy, Dn).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 5 1 2 0 0 3 1 .291
Bradley, RF 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 .268
Lee, D, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 .292
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .330
Fukudome, CF 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 .277
Fox, LF 4 2 2 5 0 0 1 .300
  Fuld, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Fontenot, 2B 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .227
Hill, K, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .245
Dempster, P 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .122
  Heilman, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Totals 34 11 14 11 3 5 14  

BATTING
2B: Bradley (16, Parnell), Ramirez, Ar (12, Parnell), Hill, K (10, Takahashi), Fox (11, Broadway, La).
HR: Fox (10, 5th inning off Parnell, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Theriot 2; Fox 6; Fontenot; Bradley 4; Hill, K 3; Fukudome 2; Ramirez, Ar 3.
RBI: Fontenot 2 (39), Bradley (36), Ramirez, Ar 2 (45), Fox 5 (39), Hill, K (19).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Ar 2; Fox 4; Hill, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar; Fukudome; Dempster.
SF: Fontenot.
GIDP: Hill, K, Lee, D.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Theriot (7, 2nd base by Broadway, La/Schneider).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bradley (Tatis at home).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Parnell (L, 3-7) 4.2 9 8 8 2 2 1 5.81
Takahashi 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.05
Broadway, La 3.0 4 2 2 1 3 0 5.21
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster (W, 8-7) 6.0 8 4 4 2 7 0 4.15
Heilman 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.40
Marshall, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.64

Game Scores: Parnell 14, Dempster 45.
WP: Parnell, Dempster.
HBP: Fontenot (by Takahashi).
Pitches-strikes: Parnell 109-62, Takahashi 13-10, Broadway, La 47-29, Dempster 106-65, Heilman 22-13, Marshall, S 8-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Parnell 7-2, Takahashi 0-0, Broadway, La 2-2, Dempster 7-0, Heilman 2-2, Marshall, S 3-0.
Batters faced: Parnell 24, Takahashi 3, Broadway, La 12, Dempster 27, Heilman 7, Marshall, S 3.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:43.
Att: 40,857.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 29, 2009
August 29, 2009

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