Rizzo, Heyward lead surging Cubs to sweep of Mets, 14-6 – Alabama News

Rizzo, Heyward lead surging Cubs to sweep of Mets, 14-6 – Alabama News

A visit from the New York Mets has helped the Chicago Cubs wake up their slumbering offense.

Anthony Rizzo homered and had three hits, Jason Heyward went deep and drove in four and the Cubs beat the Mets 14-6 on Thursday night.

This outburst helped Chicago overcome a shaky debut by pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng to complete a three-game sweep. The Cubs outscored the Mets 39-14 this week after being outscored 20-3 in a three-game sweep by the Milwaukee Brewers. The 39 runs are the most ever allowed by the Mets in a three-game series.

Kris Bryant added two RBIs as the Cubs extended their NL Central lead to three games over Milwaukee and St. Louis, with the Cardinals coming to Wrigley Field for three games this weekend.

“Even mentally, it makes a big difference,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “We did what we needed to do.”

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