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Granderson homers as Mets beat Cubs 9-4
Thursday Jun 15, 2017 12:00am

Granderson homers as Mets beat Cubs 9-4
(NEW YORK) - On a night when Matt Harvey fizzled and so much went wrong for the New York Mets, they still rallied late for a rousing win. Curtis Granderson opened a five-run eighth inning with his 300th homer, a tiebreaking shot that helped the Mets bail out an ailing Harvey in a 9-4 victory Wednesday over the Chicago Cubs. Harvey lost the zip on his fastball and gave up three homers in four innings, including Anthony Rizzo's latest leadoff shot and a titanic drive by Kyle Schwarber. After the game, the former ace said he's at a pretty low point physically and plans to see a doctor Thursday. New York also lost second baseman Neil Walker to a left leg injury , the latest issue to befall a team hampered by a long list of health problems the past two seasons. The resurgent Mets came back from a 4-1 deficit and took two of three from the World Series champions heading into a pivotal four-game series against NL East-leading Washington. New York (30-34) has won five of six overall. Granderson received a standing ovation and came out for a curtain call after connecting in the eighth off Carl Edwards Jr. (2-1). The veteran outfielder had the souvenir ball from home run No. 300 in his locker after the game. Jerry Blevins (4-0) struck out three of his four batters, and Addison Reed retired Rizzo with the bases loaded for the final out. The Cubs (32-33) hit back-to-back homers to begin the game but played some sloppy defense and lost for the eighth time in their past nine visits to Citi Field, including the 2015 NL Championship Series. Chicago has dropped six of eight following a five-game winning streak.

OTHER N.L. SCORES
San Diego 4 – Cincinnati 2
Atlanta 13 – Washington 2
Colorado 5 – Pittsburgh 1
Milwaukee 7 – St. Louis 6

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