RECAP — Cubs 2, Mets 0

The Cubs completed a four-game road sweep of the Mets on Sunday with a 2-0 win thanks to Jon Lester’s exceptional start on the mound. The Cubs have now won four out of the last five and eight out of the last ten games. Safe to say they are catching fire at the right time before the All-Star break in July.

Standout Performers

Kyle Schwarber: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Javy Baez: 1 for 4, 1 R, SB
Willson Contreras: 1 for 4, 1 R
Jon Lester: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO, Win

How it Happened

The Cubs scored just two runs in this one after an explosion of runs in the first three games of the series. They both came in the seventh right before Jon Lester was about to pitch his final frame almost not coming out with the win despite just two hits allowed. Javy Baez’s baserunning not only got him from first to third on a single from Willson Contreras, he stole home again on a dazzling play. Steven Matz checked up on Contreras at first base as Baez was the one who took off and with quickness got the run putting the Cubs up 1-0 off phenomenal baserunning. The Cubs added one more run in the seventh with a sacrifice hit from Ben Zobrist that made it a 2-0 Cubs lead. Great relief work once again was a plus for the Cubs as they swept the Mets with a 2-0 win on Sunday.

One Great Moment

The defining moment of the game was Javy Baez stealing home in the seventh for the first Cubs run. It took seven innings before one run came from either team, and it came from an incredible play from Baez. If someone was to steal home plate, it sure would be Javy Baez who has accomplished that multiple times. He did it again and check out his “One Great Moment” of the game.

Standings Check

The Cubs improve to 33-23 this season, now only 2.0 games back of the 1st place Brewers.

Up Next

The Cubs have Monday off before returning home to start a three-game series against the Phillies. Kyle Hendricks is set for the start on Tuesday at 7:05 PM CT on WGN and 670 The Score.

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