Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Welington Castillo has also been placed on the DL, while Hector Rondon has been activated.
Hector Rondon goes onto the paternity leave list as well.
The Cubs’ bullpen has blown four of its six save chances.
It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.
Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak.
Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Cubs selected reliever Hector Rondon from the Cleveland Indians in the first round of Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft.