In the second game of their three-game set at Wrigley Field, the Mets fell to the Cubs by the score of 5-4.
The Mets took advantage of a Starlin Castro miscue to plate three runs in the first inning, but couldn’t muster much the rest of the way.
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two runs in the bottom of the first as the Cubs cut the lead to 3-2.
Ruben Tejada hit a solo homer in the fourth to extend New York’s lead to 4-2, but the Cubs erased that deficit in the fifth when they plated two runs against Matsuzaka.
After Matsuzaka was lifted in the bottom of the fifth, Jeurys Familia uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the Cubs to take a 5-4 lead.
That was all Chicago needed as the Mets stranded the bases loaded in the sixth and went down meekly the rest of the way.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka made his first start since entering the rotation in place of Rafael Montero, and gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched.
- Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5.
- Curtis Granderson went 2-for-5.