Saturday’s result: Cubs 5, Mets 2
BY GORDON WITTENMYER firstname.lastname@example.org June 15, 2013 4:54PM
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo (44) avoids a pick-off attempt as New York Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy (28) misses the tag during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Updated: June 15, 2013 4:54PM
NEW YORK – The Cubs left 16 men on base Saturday at Citi Field but still managed to get enough across the plate to beat the New York Mets 5-2 for their third consecutive victory.
Scott Feldman (6-5) pitched seven strong innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six for his eighth quality start in his last 10 outings to earn the victory.
Feldman also provided the big early hit in the game: a two-out, two-run single to center in the fourth to give the Cubs a lead they never surrendered.
The Cubs drew a season-high nine walks, including three by Anthony Rizzo (two intentional) and two each by Cody Ransom and Nate Schierholtz (one intentional).
Starlin Castro, batting third Saturday, delivered a key two-run double in the eighth to extend a 3-1 lead.