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|Cubs Win Over Mets
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano and Blake DeWitt each hit three-run homers, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-6 on Friday.
It was a wild start to a weekend series between two disappointing teams, but the Cubs ultimately hung on after taking two of three from Pittsburgh.
David Wright delivered a two-run double and scored in the first as the Mets grabbed a 3-0 lead against Randy Wells. Then, with the Cubs ahead 7-4, Wright homered off Andrew Cashner leading off the seventh, giving him three hits.
Things really got interesting when Luis Hernandez started the eighth against Sean Marshall with his second career homer and first since Sept. 27, 2007. That made it 7-6, but the Mets came up short for the fourth time in five games.
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