Carlos Delgado (No. 21) celebrates his third-inning grand slam. (Kathy Willens/AP)
By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com
The Mets had chances in the eighth and ninth innings to beat the Cubs, but were foiled each time out and lost in the 10th when Luis Ayala couldn't preserve the tie. With the loss, the Mets are now tied with the Brewers for the NL Wild Card lead.
a-Singled for Blanco, H in the 7th. b-Popped out for Cotts in the 7th. c-Struck out for Samardzija in the 9th. 1-Ran
for DeRosa in the 5th.
BATTING 2B: DeRosa (30, Perez, O), Soriano, A (27, Stokes), Lee, D (41, Ayala). HR: DeRosa (21,
2nd inning off Perez, O, 0 on, 0 out), Ramirez, Ar (27, 10th inning off Ayala, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Soriano, A 3;
Theriot 3; Lee, D 2; Ramirez, Ar 5; DeRosa 6; Johnson, Re 2; Blanco, H 2; Hoffpauir, M. RBI: DeRosa 3 (87), Johnson,
Re (50), Soriano, A (75), Lee, D (90), Ramirez, Ar 2 (111). 2-out RBI: Soriano, A; Lee, D; Ramirez, Ar 2. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa 2; Zambrano; Fukudome; Theriot 2. GIDP: Theriot; Fukudome. Team
RISP: 5-for-11. Team LOB: 11.
BASERUNNING SB: Theriot (22, 2nd base off Ayala/Castro,
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