CHICAGO(AP)- Jake Arrieta pitched five effective innings, Craig Kimbrel escaped a jam in the ninth and the Chicago Cubs used some aggressive baserunning to beat the New York Mets 3-1.
Arrieta allowed one run and three hits, struck out four and walked three.
Wearing short sleeves on a cool, clear night — the game-time temperature was 36 degrees — Arrieta also contributed to two runs at the plate.
J.D. Davis homered for New York, but also committed two throwing errors at third base — including one that brought home Chicago’s first run.
The Mets had won five of six.