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Mets 4, Cubs 1
Geovany Soto's tag is just late as Angel Pagan scores in the third. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Things started promisingly as the Cubs took aim at a series sweep, with Aramis Ramirez driving in a first-inning run. However, that was all they could accomplish against Mets starter Nelson Figueroa, and Carlos Zambrano had his second successive difficult start since returning from the disabled list.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (59-72)
Won 1
NY Mets 4, Chi Cubs 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (65-63)
Lost 1
August 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   4 12 0
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 1
Standings thru 8/30/09  |  Recap: NYM | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Cubs stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pagan, CF 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .294
Castillo, L, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 2 1 .312
Murphy, Dn, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .260
Francoeur, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .271
Reed, J, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .244
Tatis, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
Schneider, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .189
Hernandez, A, SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .258
Figueroa, N, P 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .333
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Sullivan, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .258
  Rodriguez, Fr, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 4 12 4 0 8 13  

a-Struck out for Stokes in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Hernandez, A (3, Zambrano).
TB: Castillo, L 2; Figueroa, N; Schneider; Tatis; Murphy, Dn; Francoeur; Hernandez, A 3; Reed, J; Pagan 3.
RBI: Murphy, Dn (46), Francoeur (64), Hernandez, A (30), Figueroa, N (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, A; Francoeur 2; Castillo, L.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pagan (12, 2nd base off Marshall, S/Soto, G).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Francoeur (Fukudome at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Castillo, L-Hernandez, A-Murphy, Dn 2).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .291
Bradley, RF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .269
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 .294
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .329
Fukudome, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .277
Fox, LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .293
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .228
Soto, G, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .212
Zambrano, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .241
  Gorzelanny, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
  a-Miles, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  b-Fuld, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 1 7 1 2 11 13  

a-Flied out for Gorzelanny in the 5th. b-Walked for Marshall, S in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Bradley; Ramirez, Ar; Theriot; Fontenot; Fukudome; Lee, D 2.
RBI: Ramirez, Ar (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fox; Lee, D; Soto, G.
GIDP: Soto, G, Lee, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Zambrano (3, pickoff).
DP: (Fontenot-Theriot).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Figueroa, N (W, 2-3) 7.0 6 1 1 2 10 0 4.50
Stokes (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.28
Rodriguez, Fr (S, 28) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.05
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (L, 7-6) 3.1 11 4 3 0 3 0 3.91
Gorzelanny 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Marshall, S 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.52
Grabow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.76
Guzman, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.14

Figueroa, N pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Figueroa, N , Zambrano .
WP: Rodriguez, Fr.
HBP: Bradley (by Figueroa, N).
Pitches-strikes: Figueroa, N 117-75, Stokes 6-4, Rodriguez, Fr 8-6, Zambrano 75-53, Gorzelanny 17-10, Marshall, S 29-20, Grabow 10-6, Guzman, A 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Figueroa, N 4-4, Stokes 1-0, Rodriguez, Fr 0-1, Zambrano 3-2, Gorzelanny 2-2, Marshall, S 4-0, Grabow 0-1, Guzman, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Figueroa, N 29, Stokes 2, Rodriguez, Fr 4, Zambrano 20, Gorzelanny 5, Marshall, S 7, Grabow 3, Guzman, A 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Stokes 1-0, Gorzelanny 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 57 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 15 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 39,907.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 30, 2009
August 30, 2009

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