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Rapid Reaction: Mets 5, Cubs 4

9/9/2011

Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 5-4 loss to the New York Mets on Friday:

How it happened: Carlos Pena got the Cubs on the board 2-0 in the third inning with a monstrous home run to center field, his 27th of the season.Cubs starter Casey Coleman pitched three scoreless innings before the Mets tagged him for three runs in the fourth inning. Trailing 4-3 in the ninth inning, the Cubs tied it up when Darwin Barney singled up the middle to score Luis Montanez from second base. But Justin Turner's deep drive over the head of centerfielder Marlon Byrd scored Jason Pridie with the winning run in the ninth inning to make a loser out of Sean Marshall.

Outside the box: Starlin Castro extended his hitting streak to 10 games with two more hits on Friday. His 184 hits lead the National League.

Next: The Cubs continue their series in New York at 12:10 p.m. Saturday with Randy Wells (7-4, 4.86) taking on Mets left-hander Chris Capuano (10-12, 4.63).