Cubs knock off Mets 5-3
Monday, June 24, 2019

Cubs knock off Mets 5-3
(CHICAGO) – Javier Baez hit a milestone homer to win a game after Pete Alonso went deep once again to set a team record. Baez cracked the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs overcame another home run by Alonso to beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Sunday. Alonso hit his 27th home run in the fourth, breaking the Mets record for most by a rookie in an entire season set by Darryl Strawberry in 1983. With the Mets clinging to a one-run lead, Baez launched his 19th homer of the season with Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo on base and one out. Baez sent an 0-2 pitch from Seth Lugo (3-1) halfway up the right field bleachers. Steve Cishek (2-4) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the win in relief of Cole Hamels. Pedro Strop tossed a perfect ninth for his ninth save. Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings. The NL Cy Young Award winner struck out nine and walked none. Hamels helped his cause with an RBI single and Rizzo drove in Chicago's other run as the Cubs salvaged a split in the four-game series. Hamels yielded three runs on seven hits through seven innings.

Miami 6 – Philadelphia 4
Atlanta 4 – Washington 3 (10 innings)
Pittsburgh 11 – San Diego 10 (11 innings)
Milwaukee 7 – Cincinnati 5
LA Dodgers 6 – Colorado 3
Arizona 3 – San Francisco 2 (10 innings)