Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Matt Harvey drove the go-ahead run in the
seventh inning and pitched 7 1/3 solid frames as the New York Mets defeated
the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game series.
With one on and two out in the top of the seventh, Harvey singled to left and
brought Rick Ankiel home to break a 2-2 tie.
Harvey (5-0) had six strikeouts and allowed two runs on five hits in his
outing. Bobby Parnell pitched a flawless ninth to notch his fifth save.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy each hit solo home runs for the Mets, who
snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 win in St. Louis on Thursday.
Cubs starter Edwin Jackson (1-6) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk
in 6 2/3 innings. Alfonso Soriano had an RBI and Anthony Rizzo scored on a
throwing error by Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
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