|Charles Cherny | AP|
His home run in the 8th inning gave the Mets the first lead of the day, and continued his hitting streak, now at 8 games. The bullpen did their end, retiring 12 straight batters to earn Scott Rice his first win of the season, and earn the Mets their first series win at Wrigley Field since 2007.
But Daniel Murphy was an assistant, too. Juan Lagares hit his first Major League home run in the 7th inning; a two run shot that tied the game. Knowing of the significance of the first Major League home run, Murphy went out and talked to the Cubs bat boy, who retrieved the ball from the bullpen.
The Mets return home to Citi Field after a 3-4 Midwest trip, and will host the Cincinnati Reds. They will face Johnny Cueto, who started the season with three appearances before being placed on the 15-day Disabled List. The Mets send Shaun Marcum on the mound, who lost his last start but pitched the best so far this season. It was the first time Marcum pitched beyond the 5th inning, going 6 2/3rds and giving up two runs on a day the Mets bats were not working.
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