Cubs Fall to the Mets, Have Lost Three of Four

This isn't ideal ...

DJ Stewart's tie-breaking three-run homer in Tuesday night's game propelled the New York Mets to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the second game of their four-game series at home. The win marked only the Mets' third victory in nine games, while the Cubs suffered their third loss in four outings.

Sean Reid-Foley, the first of four Mets relievers, contributed a scoreless sixth inning in relief of starter Sean Manaea. The Cubs struggled with runners on base against Manaea and Reid-Foley before the Mets capitalized on an error by shortstop Dansby Swanson to break the 1-1 tie.

Swanson's errant throw on J.D. Martinez's grounder allowed the Mets to take the lead, followed by a single from Tyrone Taylor. Stewart then delivered the decisive blow with his homer off Adbert Alzolay. Reed Garrett and Adam Ottavino maintained the Mets' lead with solid relief pitching, while Jorge Lopez secured his second save despite allowing a late run in the ninth.

Stewart's homer highlighted a balanced offensive performance for the Mets, with seven players contributing one hit each. Pete Alonso added a sacrifice fly in the first inning.

For the Cubs, Mike Tauchman stood out with two hits, while their first run came from Miguel Amaya's sacrifice fly in the second inning. Matt Mervis drove in another run with a pinch-hit RBI groundout in the ninth.

Pitching-wise, Cubs starter Javier Assad allowed one run over five innings, while Manaea yielded one run over the same span. The teams exchanged sacrifice flies in the first and second innings, setting the tone for a closely contested matchup.

Michael has more on the Cubs’ loss in last night’s Enhanced Box Score.

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