10hJesse Rogers

Rapid Reaction: Cubs 1, Mets 0

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks flew through the Mets order never allowing more than one base runner in any inning.

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Cubs will take the 1-0 win over the Mets

It wasn't pretty. Only one run was scored. But the Cubs squeaked out the win. Said Eduardo Perez: "They'll take anything they can get right now."

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Breaking down the Cubs' win (1:05)
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Cubs blank Mets (0:40)
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Cubs halt Mets with 1-0 win

One run off Matt Szczur's RBI single was all the Cubs needed to snap the Mets' four-game win streak at Citi Field. Jonathon Niese fell to 3-8 despite holding Chicago to one run on four hits in seven innings. It's the eighth time the Mets were held scoreless this season. Box score

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Mets' four-game winning streak on the line

The Mets have three hits and no runs to show for it as they head to the bottom of the ninth trailing 1-0 against the visiting Cubs. Can New York rally to keep its streak alive? On ESPN/WatchESPN

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Kyle Hendricks' night over in Queens

The Cubs starter allowed three hits, one walk and fanned six through six scoreless innings at Citi Field. Hector Rondon is in for relief as he tries to maintain Chicago's 1-0 lead vs. the Mets in the seventh. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

Score one for the Cubs

After a leadoff walk to Kris Bryant, Matt Szczur broke a scoreless game through five with a two-out RBI double off the left-field wall in the sixth. Cubs lead, 1-0. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Mets, Cubs locked in pitcher's duel

We've had a total of six hits, nine Ks and two walks through 5 innings between Jon Niese and Kyle Hendricks in Queens. The Mets eye their fifth straight win. Watch on ESPN/Watch ESPN

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12hJesse Rogers

Maddon hires magician to help slumping Cubs

Citing a need to "lighten things up a little bit," Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon brought a magician in to perform for his team before Tuesday's game against the New York Mets.

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Mets, Cubs locked in pitcher's duel

We've had a total of five hits, six Ks and two walks through 3 innings between Jon Niese and Kyle Hendricks at Citi Field. The Mets are eyeing their fifth straight win. Watch on ESPN/Watch ESPN

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Mets (40-37) host Cubs (39-35) on ESPN

Jon Niese opposes Kyle Hendricks as the Mets look to continue to ride their arms to a fifth straight victory and sixth straight in Queens vs. the visiting Cubs. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Top stats to know: Cubs at Mets

Cubs have lost five in a row, and tonight's starter is coming off back-to-back rough outings. More on the game here

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SweetSpot TV: Mets' arms or Cubs' bats? (3:40)
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Daily Fantasy Live

Tristan Cockroft, Cynthia Frelund and Derek Carty will get you ready for daily fantasy baseball by offering advice and answering your questions.

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MLB debate: Cubs' bats or Mets' arms?

The Mets are stacked with young pitchers, the Cubs with young hitters. Which core group would you rather have? Let the debate begin.

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Power Rankings: Cubs round out top 10

Jon Lester has lost four consecutive decisions with the Cubs, going 2-4 in his last six starts. Until the Cubs can get more from a pitcher they spent $155 million on, they cannot be considered legitimate World Series contenders. Power Rankings

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs29623rd
Batting Average.24321st
On Base Percentage.31815th
Slugging Percentage.38419th
Earned Run Average3.487th
Quality Starts3621st
WHIP1.193rd
BAA.2395th

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