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MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, N.Y. Mets 3

Sept. 5, 2009 at 6:16 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Derek Lee's two homers and three RBI Saturday lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the New York Mets.

Lee had three of Chicago's nine hits with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth inning and a solo shot in the eighth.

Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, who had lost four of six.

Winner Rich Harden (9-8) gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings with a walk and 10 strikeouts. Carlos Marmol earned his ninth save.

Cory Sullivan, David Wright and Anderson Hernandez each had one RBI for the Mets, whose modest two-game winning streak ended.

The losing pitcher was starter Nelson Figueroa (2-4).

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