Marcus Stroman surrendered two, two-run homers as the Cubs downed the Mets, 5-2 Tuesday night at Citi Field in the opener of the three-game series between two clubs fighting for a Wild Card spot.
Pete Alonso gave the Mets the first lead, as he hit a solo homer leading off the fourth inning. It was the 42nd homer of the year for Alonso, establishing a new club record.
But Addison Russell put the Cubs on top with a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Javier Baez padded the lead with a two-run shot in the sixth.
J.D. Davis provided the other run for the Mets with a solo homer in the ninth inning. Wilson Ramos had two hits on the night, and was robbed of a hit in his first at-bat. He now has a 20-game hitting streak.