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MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 1

Aug. 30, 2009 at 5:49 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Nelson Figueroa limited the Chicago Cubs to a run and six hits in seven innings Sunday, leading the New York Mets to a 4-1 win at Chicago.

Figueroa (2-3) threw 117 pitches with two walks and 10 strikeouts. The only run he gave up scored on a first-inning single by Aramis Ramirez. Figueroa added an RBI single in the fourth in his best-ever major league outing.

Closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his 28th save with a scoreless ninth.

Daniel Murphy, Anderson Hernandez and Jeff Francoeur also had one RBI.

Angel Pagan had three hits, while Luis Castillo had two hits for the Mets, who prevented a three-game sweep.

Derek Lee had two of the seven hits for the Cubs, who had won three of four.

Losing pitcher Carlos Zambrano (7-6) yielded four runs and 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

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