User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Cubs drop Mets, 'over' connects

CHICAGO (AP) - Scott Feldman pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and drove in two runs with a big two-out double, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Saturday.

Advertisement
The Cubs have won five of seven and can win three straight series for the first time with a victory on Sunday. Anthony Rizzo had two hits and his first home run since signing a seven-year contract on Monday.

Chicago was going for its first shutout since a victory over Colorado on Aug. 26, but Rick Ankiel broke it up with a two-run homer off Hector Rondon with one out in the ninth.

Feldman (4-3) allowed seven hits, struck out six and walked one in 6 2-3 innings. The right-hander improved to 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA in five games since he lost each of his first three starts in his first year with the Cubs.

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner lost his fifth straight decision to start the season. Hefner (0-5) was charged with four runs and five hits in four innings in his shortest start since he pitched four innings against Washington on April 20.

New York, which was trying to win three straight games for the second time this season, squandered a couple of chances to get off to a fast start.

The Mets put runners on the corners in the first when Ike Davis flied out for the second out. David Wright then stole second, but David DeJesus hauled in Lucas Duda's fly ball to deep left-center at the wall to end the inning.

New York had runners on second and third again in the second, but Mike Baxter popped out to shortstop to end the inning.

Chicago then scored four times in the fourth inning. Luis Valbuena had a sacrifice fly and Welington Castillo singled in Alfonso Soriano. After Darwin Barney flied out for the second out, Feldman came up with a two-run double to give the Cubs a 4-0 lead.

Rizzo tacked on his 10th homer in the fifth and Nate Schierholtz went deep in Chicago's three-run eighth inning.

Daniel Murphy went 2 for 4 for New York and is batting .500 (14 for 28) in his last seven games. But Davis continued to struggle, going 0 for 4 to fall to 4 for 39 over his last 11 games.

The Mets have scored 26 runs over their last nine games.

NOTES: Saturday was the 700th game between the Mets and Cubs. Chicago leads the series 352-348. . The Mets are appealing to Major League Baseball to get the second earned run charged Friday to Matt Harvey changed to an unearned run. . Chicago announced before Saturday's game that Matt Garza is returning from the disabled list and starting Tuesday in Pittsburgh, while Carlos Villanueva is heading to the bullpen. . Baxter started in right field for the Mets instead of Jordany Valdespin. Mets manager Terry Collins said he made the decision because Baxter was better at facing an off-speed pitcher like Feldman. . Sunday's pitching matchup is the Mets' Dillon Gee (2-5, 6.13 ERA) against Travis Wood (4-2, 2.03 ERA).

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Mejia: Saturday's Diamond Notes
Odor powers Rangers in win over KC
Collins, Upton power Tigers over 'Stros
Porcello leads BoSox past Angels, 6-2
Odorizzi sharp as Rays beat Yanks, 5-1
Indians use 4-run 7th to beat A's, 5-3
Jays hit 3 HRs in first, beat O's 6-5
Lester recovers, Cubs rout Mariners
Rockies top Mets for 4th win in row
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
5-1 L6, 12-3 L15, 19-6 +1,531 L25
4-1 L5, 17-8 Run, 6-1 L7 G-Plays
3-0 +348 G-Plays, 7-2 L9 Picks
11-2 L13 Guaranteed Plays
6-1 L7 Totals, 18-8 L26 G-Plays
18-5 L23 Totals, 5-2 +380 L4 Days
4-1 L5 Guarantees, +6,760 TY
11-3 Totals, 45-16 G-Plays, +4,475
9-5 L14 Totals, +3,334 This Year
11-3 L14 Totals, 41-20 MLB Run
9-4 +528 L13 Picks, +2,743 TY
19-8 L27 Over/Under Plays
4-1 L5, 17-8 L25 Guarantees
+2,661 Totals TY, +1,805 Overall
18-9 L27 MLB Guarantees
5-1 L6 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 Last Night, 6-1 +535 L7
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks
2016 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 6760
Jim Feist + 4475
Antony Dinero + 3334
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 1880
Bruce Marshall + 1152
Joe Nelson + 1022
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 3250
Micah Roberts + 2724
NeiltheGreek + 2661
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jim Feist + 3304
Antony Dinero + 3016
Micah Roberts + 2393
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jim Feist + 3111
James Manos + 2290
Micah Roberts + 2156
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 1618
Bill Marzano + 1457
Micah Roberts + 1106
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership