Cubs left-handed reliever James Russell entered with two outs in the seventh inning and worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Rondon allowed two hits but survived the ninth
NOTES: Chicago activated right-hander Matt Garza off the disabled list and he'll make his first start in 10 months on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Garza has been on the disabled list since the start of the season. Garza's move into the starting rotation pushes Carlos Villanueva into the bullpen. ... Rizzo has now gone 39 at-bats without a strikeout. He last struck out in the sixth inning on May 7 against the Cardinals. ... Cub starters have recorded a 2.00 ERA in 170.2 innings pitched in 25 quality starts this season yet had only 10 victories in that span entering Saturday. ... Jeff Samardzija is fourth in the National League with 64 strikeouts. Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett leads with 72. ... The Mets last won a series at Wrigley Field in 2007, only the second series New York has claimed in Chicago since 1996. ... The Mets return to Chicago in late June to face the cross-town White Sox in a two-game interleague series on June 25 and June 26. ... Marlon Byrd earned his third outfield assist of the season Friday when he threw out Barney at home in the eighth inning. He's tied for fourth in the National League. ... Met's catching prospect Travis D'Arnaud was examined in Manhattan on Friday and will remain in a nonweight bearing walking boot for two more weeks. He suffered a nondisplaced fracture in his left foot April 17. ... The Mets send Dillon Gee (2-5, 6.13) against the Cubs' Travis Wood (2, 2.03 ERA) on Sunday.
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