Cubs sweep Mets, win three straight for first time since August

NEW YORK (AP) — David Peterson obtained just one out and the slumping New York Mets fell behind early in a 6-3 loss that accomplished a three-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday evening.

The NL East leaders lost their fifth consecutive house recreation and dropped to 5-7 in a 16-game stretch towards Washington, Pittsburgh, Miami and Chicago — all greater than 20 video games beneath .500 this season.

New York remained a half-game forward of the Braves within the division race after they lost in San Francisco earlier. The Mets have held a share of first place for all however two days this season: April 11 and Sept. 9.

New York has dropped three straight general for the second time this month and fourth time this year.

Peterson’s solely out was a strikeout of Patrick Wisdom, and the left-hander allowed two-run doubles to Yan Gomes and P.J. Higgins. Trevor Williams permitted an RBI double to Michael Hermosillo and a run-scoring single to Nelson Velázquez in Chicago’s 25-minute opening inning.

Pete Alonso and Tomás Nido homered for the Mets, who scored six runs within the sequence and obtained swept for the fourth time this year. New York was additionally swept in a pair of two-game units towards AL-best Houston in June and final month towards the Yankees within the Bronx.

Peterson (7-5) allowed 5 runs and two hits. In his final three begins towards Chicago, Miami and Washington, he has given up 11 runs in 9 1/3 innings.

The Cubs received their third straight for the first time successful 5 in a row Aug. 16-20.

Chicago starter Drew Smyly (7-8) allowed two runs — one earned — and 4 hits in 5 innings. He struck out 5 and walked one.

Williams started warming up 13 minutes into the sport and Gomes gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead with a double to the suitable discipline nook. Two pitches later, Higgins hit a two-run double down the suitable discipline line that simply stayed truthful, and Peterson was booed off the mound.

Hermosillo’s double to left pushed Chicago’s result in 5-0, and the middle fielder scored the sixth run on a single by Velázquez.

The Mets have been inside 6-3 when Alonso linked within the eighth, however Michael Rucker whiffed rookie Mark Vientos. Mark Leiter Jr. hit Jeff McNeil within the again with a pitch to open the ninth earlier than getting his second save.


Hermosillo made a leaping catch in entrance of the warning monitor in middle on Eduardo Escobar and almost collided with proper fielder Seiya Suzuki earlier than hauling within the fly ball.


After Peterson’s quick outing, Williams allowed one run and 4 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out eight, together with six straight.


Cubs: Suzuki was hit within the left hand within the ninth and stayed within the recreation after being checked out. … C Willson Contreras (sprained left ankle) labored out on the sector and is perhaps activated Friday. … CF Rafael Ortega will miss the remainder of the season with a damaged finger. Ortega exited Tuesday when he was hit within the finger by a pitch he bunted foul. … SS Nico Hoerner (triceps) took swings, performed catch as much as 90 toes, took grounders and will return Friday.

Mets: RHP Max Scherzer (left indirect irritation) struck out seven and threw 59 pitches in 3 2/3 innings throughout a rehab begin with Triple-A Syracuse. He’s anticipated to return off the injured checklist early subsequent week in Milwaukee. … RHP Tylor Megill (proper shoulder pressure) will get a minimum of extra rehab outing at Syracuse on Friday so he can pitch in a number of innings. … RHP Drew Smith (proper lat pressure) will make consecutive rehab appearances with Syracuse this weekend.


Cubs: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-7, 3.91 ERA) begins Friday afternoon at house towards Colorado RHP German Marquez (8-10, 5.25).

Mets: RHP Carlos Carrasco (14-6, 3.80) makes an attempt to succeed in 15 wins for the third time within the opener of a four-game sequence Thursday evening at house towards JT Brubaker (3-11, 4.36) and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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