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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with three RBI and  the Chicago Cubs defeated the New  York Mets, 5-4, in the second matchup of a three-game set from Wrigley Field.

The Cubs trailed by two entering the home half of the fifth, but with one out, Emilio  Bonifacio singled, Justin Ruggiano walked and Anthony Rizzo singled to
load the bases.

Castro then stroked a single up the middle to tie the game at 4-4 before Rizzo scored  later in the inning on a wild pitch from Jeurys Familia to account for the final margin.

Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (4-5) allowed four runs -- one earned -- on five hits with five walks and four strikeouts to earn the win.

"You  just try to keep the team close and hopefully the team can get some runs late like we did tonight," said Jackson.

The Cubs' bullpen held the Mets to just two hits over the final four innings, with Hector Rondon closing it out for his seventh save of the season.

Dana  Eveland (0-1)  absorbed the loss in relief of starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who surrendered four runs on four hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings.

With  one out  in the  first, Daniel  Murphy singled  and David  Wright walked before  Curtis  Granderson grounded into  a force out  to leave runners on the corners.

It  looked as  if Jackson escaped the  minor jam, but Castro booted a grounder off the bat of Bobby Abreu that allowed Murphy to score.

Lucas  Duda  then  drilled  an  opposite-field  double  to  left  that  plated Granderson and Abreu for a 3-0 lead.

Castro made up for the miscue in the home half with an RBI single.

Ruggiano  doubled and  Rizzo walked  before  Castro plated  Ruggiano with  his single  to  right. Rizzo  advanced to third  on the play  and scored when Nate Schierholtz grounded out to first.

Ruben  Tejada stroked a  one-out homer in the fourth to get a run back for New York.

"We  got off  to a  good start,  but couldn't  put the  game away,"  said Mets manager  Terry  Collins. "We're just  not hitting with  guys on base which has been  the tune  to  the start  of  the season.  We have  to  find some  energy somehow."

Murphy  doubled with  two outs  in the  sixth to  put two  runners in  scoring position  and Wright was intentionally walked to load the bases. Wesley Wright relieved Carlos Villanueva and struck out Granderson to end the threat.

The  Mets finished 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 on base.

Rendon  struck out Murphy and David Wright to begin the ninth, then Granderson singled to center before Abreu grounded out to second to end it.

                                   Game Notes

Chicago  has  won the first two  of this series  and three of four overall ... Chicago  went  3-for-10 with runners in  scoring position ... New York's Jacob deGrom opposes Travis Wood in the series finale on Thursday.

 
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