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Potential turns sour
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Cubs 7, Mets 1
Luis Castillo steals second as Chicago's Mike Fontenot drops the throw. (Brian Kersey/AP)
The Mets trailed the Cubs by one run in the eighth inning, but Aaron Heilman and Jorge Sosa combined to allow five runs in the inning to prevent any sort of a comeback. John Maine dueled with Carlos Zambrano early before allowing a two-run homer in the fourth, allowing five hits in six innings.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (10-8)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 7, NY Mets 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (13-6)
Won 4
April 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 5 2
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 4/21/08  |  Recap: NYM | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Cubs stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4010001.296
Castillo, 2B3010101.232
Wright, 3B3000112.343
Beltran, CF4000003.222
Delgado, 1B3010000.206
Church, RF3010001.338
Casanova, C3000022.200
Chavez, LF3110000.188
Maine, P1000010.000
  Sanchez, P0000000.000
  a-Anderson, PH1000010.067
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  Sosa, P0000000.000
Totals281502510 

a-Struck out for Sanchez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Chavez (1, Zambrano).
TB: Reyes; Castillo; Delgado; Church; Chavez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltran 2.
S: Maine.
GIDP: Wright; Casanova; Reyes.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo (4, 2nd base off Zambrano/Soto).
CS: Church (1, 2nd base by Zambrano/Soto).

FIELDING
E: Wright (4, fielding), Reyes (2, fielding).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, CF-LF4010001.346
Fontenot, 2B3000112.206
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Wood, P0000000.000
Lee, 1B4210001.358
Ramirez, 3B2212100.282
Fukudome, RF4120001.328
DeRosa, LF-2B4010025.313
Soto, C4000026.306
Cedeno, SS4112001.333
Zambrano, P2000020.214
  a-Ward, PH1000001.077
  Pie, CF1113000.172
Totals337872718 

a-Grounded out for Zambrano in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Ramirez (5, 4th inning off Maine, 1 on, 0 out), Pie (1, 8th inning off Sosa, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson; Lee; Ramirez 4; Fukudome 2; DeRosa; Cedeno; Pie 4.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (13), Cedeno 2 (8), Pie 3 (5).
2-out RBI: Cedeno 2; Pie 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto; Fontenot.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Johnson (2, 2nd base by Maine/Casanova).

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Ramirez-Fontenot-Lee, Fontenot-Lee-Cedeno, Cedeno-Lee, Soto-Cedeno).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maine (L, 1-2)6.05222613.57
Sanchez 1.00000000.00
Heilman 0.22400104.97
Sosa 0.11110015.25
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 3-1)7.05112402.67
Marmol (H, 6)1.00000102.02
Wood 1.00000003.27

WP: Maine.
HBP: Johnson (by Maine), Ramirez (by Heilman).
Pitches-strikes: Maine 109-64, Sanchez 17-12, Heilman 30-23, Sosa 10-5, Zambrano 101-61, Marmol 9-7, Wood 6-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maine 6-5, Sanchez 3-0, Heilman 0-1, Sosa 1-0, Zambrano 14-3, Marmol 0-2, Wood 1-2.
Batters faced: Maine 25, Sanchez 4, Heilman 6, Sosa 2, Zambrano 25, Marmol 3, Wood 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Sosa 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:45.
Att: 40,582.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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