Nieuwenhuis’ HR caps 4-run 9th, Mets startle Cubs

Posted at: 06/16/2013 2:35 PM
By RICK FREEMAN

(AP) NEW YORK - Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon, startling the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday.

Matt Garza pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cubs scored twice on a madcap play that featured three bad throws by Mets infielders, giving Chicago a 3-0 lead.

But New York came back against Carlos Marmol (2-4)in the ninth, starting with Marlon Byrd’s leadoff home run. Nieuwenhuis connected with one out.

Bobby Parnell (5-3) pitched the top of the ninth.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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