Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Ike Davis finished a triple shy of the cycle, drove in three runs, and scored three runs, as the New York Mets dominated the Chicago Cubs, 18-5, at Wrigley Field.
Ruben Tejada drove in five runs for the Mets, who avoided being swept by the Cubs in a three-game series for the first time since April 23-25, 2004. Angel Pagan had three RBI for New York, which had 21 hits.
Jon Niese (9-7) went six-plus innings in the start, allowing five runs on eight hits to snap a two-start skid. The left-hander also struck out four and walked three.
Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer and knocked in a total of three runs for Chicago, which saw a three-game win streak come to an end. Geovany Soto also homered.
Ryan Dempster (12-10) got rocked in 4 2/3 frames, giving up seven runs — three earned — on nine hits to suffer his second straight loss. He also fanned five batters and walked four.