CHICAGO (AP) — Dexter Fowler homered and scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a passed ball, and the Chicago Cubs rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep.
Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Matt Szczur each had RBI hits as the Cubs recorded their first four-game sweep of New York since August 1992.
Anthony Recker had a pair of solo home runs to pace the Mets, but the backup catcher’s failure to hold onto a slider from reliever Hansel Robles in the seventh allowed the go-ahead run to score.
With runners at the corners and two outs, Robles’ pitch just off the plate deflected off Recker’s glove and rolled toward the first base dugout as Fowler scored easily from third.
Pedro Strop (1-2) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings for the win. Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
Mets starter Jonathon Niese (3-3) allowed six runs (four earned) in 6 1-3 innings to take the loss.