MLB wrap: Cubs sweep 4-game series from Mets in New York for first time since 1991

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The Cubs are not any strangers to lengthy droughts, they usually snapped one other one Sunday towards the Mets.

With a 2-zero win, the Cubs swept the Mets in New York for the first time since 1991. The 4-recreation sweep was made full with seven shutout innings from Jon Lester, who additionally struck out seven batters whereas enhancing to six-2 this season.

The Cubs have now gained seven of their final eight and 4 in a row to maneuver inside two video games of the Brewers in the Nationwide League Central. Chicago can also be second in MLB with a plus-ninety three run differential.

Javier Baez broke a seventh-inning tie by stealing residence. It was his eighth stolen base of the season.

After enduring a 14-inning marathon Saturday, Joe Maddon opted to relaxation Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. The transfer paid off as the 2 stars obtained some R and R and the Cubs nonetheless picked up a win.

Stud of the Night time

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, finally tossing eight shutout innings in a 5-zero win over the Pirates. Wacha walked two and struck out eight whereas permitting only one hit to steer off the ninth. He improved to 7-1 with the win.

Eddie Rosario turned the first Twins hitter to gather a number of three-house run video games in a 7-5 win over the Indians. Rosario, who now has thirteen residence runs this season, capped the sport with a stroll-off residence run.

Dud of the Night time

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor went zero for four with a strikeout in a three-1 loss to the Angels. The 24-yr-previous slugger lowered his common to .211 after batting simply .204 final season.

Spotlight

The Braves actually have a aptitude for the dramatic:

The stroll-off residence run helped Atlanta earn a four-2 win over the Nationals. Charlie Culberson has eight profession residence runs. 4 of them have been of the stroll-off selection.

What’s Subsequent

Diamondbacks (31-27) at Giants (29-30) 10:00 p.m. ET — Each groups have rediscovered type in current video games, however the Nationwide League West has been a bit mediocre this season. Arizona will ship Zack Godley (5-four, four.38 ERA) to the mound. After a scorching begin, Godley has only one win since the top of April. The Diamondbacks lead the division, however each group is inside six video games of the highest spot.