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Cubs Rout Mets Thanks To 4-Run Fourth Inning

Carlos Zambrano

Carlos Zambrano (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jonathan Daniel)

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CHICAGO (CBS) In another cold and windy day in Chicago, the Cubs took on the New York Mets a day after having their Wednesday night game cut short due to bad weather.

After splitting the first two games of the three-game series, the Cubs came through with a series-clinching win on Thursday afternoon.

Carlos Zambrano pitched six strong innings, was 3 for 3 at the plate and drove in a run to help the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 9-3 on Thursday.

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Zambrano (5-2) allowed two runs – one earned – on six hits and two walks while picking up his first win at Wrigley Field since Sept. 4. He doubled and scored a run at the plate, and now has four hits in his last four at-bats to raise his average to .375 on the season.

Carlos Pena stayed hot for Chicago, lacing a two-run homer in the fourth. It was Pena’s sixth of the year, all of them since May 3. Pena has reached base in 19 of his last 20 games.

The Mets lost starter R.A. Dickey to a heel injury in the third when he fell trying to cover first base. New York’s bullpen allowed eight hits and seven runs after Dickey departed.

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