National League Roundup

Mets 4, Cubs 1

CHICAGO - Nelson Figueroa struck out a career-high 10 and had an RBI single to lead New York past Chicago.

Figueroa (2-3), who replaced the injured Johan Santana in the rotation nine years after being one of the players the Phillies received for Curt Schilling, got Jake Fox swinging for the second out of the fourth inning for his ninth strikeout.

Mets leadoff hitter Angel Pagan had three hits against his former team.

New York 002 200 000 – 4 12 0

Chicago 100 000 000 – 1 7 1

New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Pagan cf 5   1   3   0   .294      Theriot ss 4   0   1   0   .291   

L.Castillo 2b 5   1   2   0   .312      Bradley rf 2   1   1   0   .269   

Dan.Murphy 1b 4   0   1   1   .260      D.Lee 1b 4   0   2   0   .294   

Francoeur rf 4   0   1   1   .271      Ar.Ramirez 3b 4   0   1   1   .329   

Reed lf 4   0   1   0   .244      Fukudome cf 4   0   1   0   .277   

Tatis 3b 4   0   1   0   .263      J.Fox lf 4   0   0   0   .293   

Schneider c 4   1   1   0   .189      Fontenot 2b 4   0   1   0   .228   

A.Hernandez ss 4   1   1   1   .258      Soto c 4   0   0   0   .212   

Figueroa p 3   0   1   1   .333      Zambrano p 1   0   0   0   .241   

Stokes p 0   0   0   0   ---      Gorzelanny p 0   0   0   0   .222   

c-Sullivan ph 1   0   0   0   .258      a-Miles ph 1   0   0   0   .176   

Fr.Rodriguez p 0   0   0   0   ---      S.Marshall p 0   0   0   0   .231   

Totals 38   4   12   4         b-Fuld ph 0   0   0   0   .259   

                  Grabow p 0   0   0   0   .000   

                  A.Guzman p 0   0   0   0   .000   

                  Totals 32   1   7   1      

a-flied out for Gorzelanny in the 5th. b-walked for S.Marshall in the 7th. c-struck out for Stokes in the 9th. E: Zambrano (3). LOB: New York 7, Chicago 7. 3B: A.Hernandez (3). RBIs: Dan.Murphy (46), Francoeur (64), A.Hernandez (30), Figueroa (3), Ar.Ramirez (46). SB: Pagan (12). RLSP: New York 4 (A.Hernandez, Francoeur 2, L.Castillo); Chicago 3 (J.Fox, D.Lee, Soto). GI DP: D.Lee, Soto. DP: New York 2 (L.Castillo, A.Hernandez, Dan.Murphy), (L.Castillo, A.Hernandez, Dan.Murphy); Chicago 1 (Fontenot, Theriot).

Chicago walks (2): Bradley, Fuld.

New York strikeouts (8): L.Castillo 2, Francoeur, Reed, Schneider, A.Hernandez, Figueroa, Sullivan.

Chicago strikeouts (11): Theriot 2, Ar.Ramirez, Fukudome 2, J.Fox 3, Fontenot, Soto, Zambrano.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Figueroa (W) 7   6   1   1   2   10   117   4.50   

Stokes (H) 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   3.28   

Fr.Rodriguez (S) 1   1   0   0   0   1   8   3.05   

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Zambrano (L) 31/3   11   4   3   0   3   75   3.91   

Gorzelanny 12/3   0   0   0   0   1   17   5.40   

S.Marshall 2   1   0   0   0   1   29   4.52   

Grabow 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   2.76   

A.Guzman 1   0   0   0   0   2   17   3.14   

W: Figueroa, 2-3. L: Zambrano, 7-6. S: Rodriguez, 28. H: Stokes, 8.

Figueroa pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Stokes 1-0, Gorzelanny 3-0. HBP: by Figueroa (Bradley). WP: Fr.Rodriguez. Umpires: Home, Jim Reynolds; first, Bill Welke; second, Mark Carlson; third, James Hoye. T: 2:26. A: 39,907 (41,210).