Posted July 06, 2012 on
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Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer and Cubs closer Carlos Marmol caught a line drive and started a game-ending double play that blunted the New York Mets' bid for another ninth-inning comeback, giving Chicago an 8-7 win Friday night.
Travis Wood won his fourth straight start while Mets ace Johan Santana was tagged for a career high-tying 13 hits in only 4 2-3 innings.
A night after they got two runs with two outs in the ninth to beat Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon, the Mets scored three times off a wild Marmol.
But with runners at first and second, Lucas Duda hit a liner up the middle that Marmol speared and flipped to first for the final out.
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Anthony Rizzo is becoming quite the story already. The 22-year-old Rizzo had his first career four-hit game Friday night as the Cubs held on to beat the New York Mets 8-7 at Citi Field. Included was Rizzo's fourth home run, a three-run shot off Mets lefty Johan Santana in the fifth inning. Even though the stat is not official, Rizzo had his fourth game-winning RBI. Like...
In my story about Anthony Rizzo last week, I alluded to a personal rough patch that I've been going through. I got a lot of nice messages from readers, colleagues, and friends. Believe me, it was much appreciated.
The downturn largely kept me from the ballpark during June. Part of the reason for that was an incident just as I was falling into my funk, after a White Sox game...
NEW YORK -- The Citi Field crowd was silenced as quickly as it had stirred, with Lucas Duda's liner landing in the mitt of Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, who quickly threw to first for a game-ending double play. Just like that, the New York Mets fell 8-7 to the Cubs a moment after sparking an adrenaline-filled sense of deja vu. One night after a ninth-inning rally beat...
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