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Maine, Mets look for fourth straight win

Aug 4, 2007 - 1:36 PM NY Mets (62-47) at Chicago Cubs (57-51) 3:55 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The New York Mets send John Maine to the mound looking to match their longest winning streak of the season.

The Mets aim to win their fourth straight contest when they face the Chicago Cubs in the middle game of a three-game series on Saturday.

In a battle of division leaders, New York broke a 2-2 tie by scoring four runs off Chicago closer Ryan Dempster in the ninth inning on Friday. It was the Mets' third consecutive win, leaving them one shy of four straight, which they have done six other times in 2007.

The loss was the second in a row for Chicago, which dropped a game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the National League Central.

Maine (12-5, 2.92 ERA) toes the rubber seeking to become the NL's third 13-game winner. The Cubs' Carlos Zambrano (14) and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Brad Penny (13) are the other two hurlers to reach that number.

The righthander, who will be looking to win his third straight start, is 6-1 in his last eight outings. He yielded one hit and struck out five in five innings in a rain-shortened, 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Maine is 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in three career appearances - two starts - against the Cubs.

Chicago counters with Ted Lilly (11-5, 3.60), who absorbed his first loss in seven starts when he allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings in a 4-1 setback to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

The lefthander is 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in three games - two starts - against the Mets.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 x 6 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - JOHN MAINE, AARON SELE (3RD), JORGE SOSA (7TH), SCOTT
    SCHOENEWEIS (8TH) AND RAMON CASTRO
    CHN - TED LILLY, CARLOS MARMOL (8TH), BOBBY HOWRY (9TH)
    AND JASON KE

    Aug 4 6:34 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MOISES ALOU (4) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF TED LILLY.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2, CHICAGO CUBS 6
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D EASLEY (.272, 0-FOR-2)

    Mets vs. CubsAug 4 5:36 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MOISES ALOU (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF TED LILLY.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 1, CHICAGO CUBS 6
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D EASLEY (.274, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. CubsAug 4 5:02 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACQUE JONES SCORED CLIFF FLOYD.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, J JONES ON FIRST, M DEROSA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J KENDALL (.237, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Mets vs. CubsAug 4 4:54 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK DEROSA SCORED DERREK LEE AND ARAMIS RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M DEROSA ON FIRST, C FLOYD ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J JONES (.247, 1-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. CubsAug 4 4:52 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    CLIFF FLOYD HIT BY JOHN MAINE PITCH WITH BASES LOADED
    SCORED RYAN THERIOT.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C FLOYD ON FIRST, A RAMIREZ ON SECOND, D LEE
    ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M DEROSA (.289, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. CubsAug 4 4:50 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO ARAMIS RAMIREZ SCORED TED LILLY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A RAMIREZ ON FIRST, D LEE ON SECOND, R
    THERIOT ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: C FLOYD (.293, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. CubsAug 4 4:46 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN THERIOT SCORED JASON KENDALL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R THERIOT ON FIRST, T LILLY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.329, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. CubsAug 4 4:40 PM
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