DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets over Cubs 6-1 for 4th straight win

NEW YORK (AP) Jacob deGrom gave up a quick double to the wall, Asdrubal Cabrera made an early and embarrassing error.

Then in a hurry, things turned around for them and the New York Mets.

DeGrom pitched a five-hitter, Cabrera lined two home runs and turned four double plays, and the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Monday night.

''I think it all evens out,'' deGrom said.

DeGrom (5-3) threw the Mets' first complete game of the season, Jay Bruce also homered and New York won its fourth in a row.

Still under .500 but getting healthier, the Mets started a key two-week stretch where they face 14 straight games against teams that reached the NL playoffs last year.

The only damper on the win: Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes exited because of a sore left heel, two days after he returned from a six-week stint on the disabled list.

Cespedes went 1 for 3 before being pulled. He had been out with a strained left hamstring, and also had been nagged by trouble with his quadriceps.

But Cespedes said there was nothing to worry about this time. He said the heel has bothered him for years, and that he expected to play Tuesday night.

''I'm just trying to be a little cautious,'' he said through a translator.

The Cubs dropped to 31-32 with their ninth straight road loss - the World Series champions haven't won away from Wrigley Field in a month during their worst road skid since 2012.

''We can't keep using that as an excuse that the other team's pitcher is good,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''We've got to start beating some better pitchers, period. You don't get to the promised land without winning games like that, maybe 3-2, 4-3, whatever.''

Addison Russell homered in Chicago's fifth loss in six games overall. The defeat began a string in which the Cubs play 17 of 20 on the road.

DeGrom pitched the Mets to their seventh win in a row over the Cubs at Citi Field, dating to the 2015 NL Championship Series. He neatly bounced back from getting hit hard in a pair of starts, walking four and striking out six.

DeGrom worked around a two-out double by Anthony Rizzo in the first and, effectively using a changeup, went on to throw his second complete game in 89 major league starts. After pitching the eighth, deGrom delivered a simple message to manager Terry Collins.

''I walked in and said I wanted to finish the game,'' deGrom said.

John Lackey (4-7) fell to 0-4 in five starts. He's allowed nine homers in 28 innings over the span and has yielded 19 longballs this season, one behind Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo for most in the majors.

''I need to do a better job of keeping the ball in the yard, for sure, and give our offense a chance to score a couple of runs,'' Lackey said.

Cabrera got off to an ominous start with his 11th error, four more than the usually sure-handed shortstop made all of last year. Jason Heyward opened the Cubs second with a routine popup and Cabrera bumped into third baseman Jose Reyes as they settled under it, with the ball glancing off Cabrera's glove and falling to the ground.

''It's a tough game. Bad things happen, too,'' Cabrera said.

But Cabrera opened the bottom of the second by lining a drive over the right-center field fence. In the fourth, Cabrera did it again for his sixth home run this season and the sixth multihomer game of his career.

Cabrera was in the middle of double plays the Mets turned in four straight innings, starting in the third.

Bruce hit his 17th homer, a two-run drive in the third. He had three hits and drew a walk.

Russell homered for the second day in a row, connecting in the seventh.

REMEMBER HIM?

The Mets signed RHP Daniel Bard, and the reliever who turns 32 this month will report to the team's spring site in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Bard pitched 211 times for Boston from 2009-13, and spent parts of the last two seasons in the minors for St. Louis.

NO GAIN

A fan ran on the field in the eighth inning while the Cubs made a pitching change. The man headed toward center field, where a security guard made a firm tackle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (hand tendinitis) plans to throw on the side Tuesday. If all goes well, the team hopes he can come off the disabled list and start this weekend at Pittsburgh.

Mets: OF Michael Conforto was scratched with a stiff back and could miss one or two days.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.12 ERA) is 0-3 with 7.11 ERA in five road starts this year. In his previous start at Citi Field, last July 3, the Mets tagged him for eight earned runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (3-3, 3.45) threw a career-high 120 pitches in his last start vs. the Cubs, back in 2014.

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  • W: J. deGrom (5-3)L: J. Lackey (4-7)
  • HR: CHC - A. Russell (5), NYM - A. Cabrera 2 (6), J. Bruce (17)
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  • a-grounded out for Pena in the 9th
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N. Walker 2B40100001.271.351.459.8101.0
Y. Cespedes LF30100002.278.369.625.9941.0
J. Lagares CF10000001.265.322.398.7200.0
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L. Duda 1B40000014.248.350.532.882-0.5
A. Cabrera SS42222002.244.321.392.71312.0
T. d'Arnaud C31210100.229.299.486.7856.0
J. Reyes 3B40110003.188.261.293.5542.0
J. deGrom P40000011.276.276.310.586-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Rizzo (12)
    • HR - A. Russell (5)
    • RBI - A. Russell (21)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Russell (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Bruce (15), T. d'Arnaud (4)
    • HR - J. Bruce (17), A. Cabrera 2 (6)
    • RBI - J. Bruce 2 (45), A. Cabrera 2 (20), T. d'Arnaud (22), J. Reyes (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Bruce 2 (23), T. d'Arnaud (5), J. Reyes (11)
    FIELDING
    • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, A. Russell, K. Bryant
    • PB - W. Contreras (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - A. Cabrera, N. Walker, L. Duda
    • E - A. Cabrera (11)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lackey (L, 4-7)5.06442135.261.38-1.5
    B. Duensing2.23111103.381.261.5
    F. Pena0.12110004.501.80-3.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lackey (L, 4-7)5.0
    B. Duensing2.2
    F. Pena0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. deGrom (W, 5-3)9.05114614.331.4030.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. deGrom (W, 5-3)9.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lackey 75-45, B. Duensing 35-22, F. Pena 8-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lackey 6-6, B. Duensing 1-6, F. Pena 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Lackey 21, B. Duensing 12, F. Pena 3
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. deGrom (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 116-80
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 13-5
    • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 33
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    K. Bryant 3B40100010.268.396.527.9220.5
    A. Rizzo 1B20100200.249.390.472.8624.0
    B. Zobrist RF40000004.223.321.394.7150.0
    J. Heyward RF30100000.258.313.390.7031.0
    B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    F. Pena P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
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    W. Contreras C40000012.240.305.386.691-0.5
    J. Baez 2B20000111.247.286.459.7450.5
    A. Russell SS21111111.216.297.368.6666.5
    J. Lackey P20100012.200.200.240.4400.5
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    • a-grounded out for Pena in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Granderson LF31100100.210.301.390.6913.0
    N. Walker 2B40100001.271.351.459.8101.0
    Y. Cespedes LF30100002.278.369.625.9941.0
    J. Lagares CF10000001.265.322.398.7200.0
    J. Bruce RF32321100.267.336.552.88812.0
    L. Duda 1B40000014.248.350.532.882-0.5
    A. Cabrera SS42222002.244.321.392.71312.0
    T. d'Arnaud C31210100.229.299.486.7856.0
    J. Reyes 3B40110003.188.261.293.5542.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Rizzo (12)
      • HR - A. Russell (5)
      • RBI - A. Russell (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Russell (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bruce (15), T. d'Arnaud (4)
      • HR - J. Bruce (17), A. Cabrera 2 (6)
      • RBI - J. Bruce 2 (45), A. Cabrera 2 (20), T. d'Arnaud (22), J. Reyes (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bruce 2 (23), T. d'Arnaud (5), J. Reyes (11)
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, A. Russell, K. Bryant
      • PB - W. Contreras (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Cabrera, N. Walker, L. Duda
      • E - A. Cabrera (11)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lackey (L, 4-7)5.06442135.261.38-1.5
      B. Duensing2.23111103.381.261.5
      F. Pena0.12110004.501.80-3.0
      Total8.01166323---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lackey (L, 4-7)5.0
      B. Duensing2.2
      F. Pena0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. deGrom (W, 5-3)9.05114614.331.4030.0
      Total9.0511461---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. deGrom (W, 5-3)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lackey 75-45, B. Duensing 35-22, F. Pena 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lackey 6-6, B. Duensing 1-6, F. Pena 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Lackey 21, B. Duensing 12, F. Pena 3
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. deGrom (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 116-80
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 13-5
      • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 33
      • 8TH INNING
        Reyes singled to right center, d'Arnaud scored16
        d'Arnaud doubled to deep right center, Bruce scored15
      • 7TH INNING
        Russell homered to right14
      • 4TH INNING
        Cabrera homered to right center04
      • 3RD INNING
        Bruce homered to right center, Granderson scored03
      • 2ND INNING
        Cabrera homered to right center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded out to shortstop
        • Miguel Montero hit for Felix Pena
        • M. Montero: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Montero grounded out to pitcher
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Jay struck out on foul tip
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Bryant flied out to right
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Duensing Pitching:
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bruce singled to left
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Duda popped out to shortstop
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded bunt out to third, Bruce to second
        • Felix Pena relieved Brian Duensing
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Strike looking, d'Arnaud doubled to deep right center, Bruce scored
        • J. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reyes singled to right center, d'Arnaud scored
        • J. deGrom: Ball, deGrom reached on fielder's choice to first, Reyes out at second
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • W. Contreras: Contreras grounded out to third
        • J. Baez: Ball, Baez grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Russell homered to right
        • K. Schwarber: Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Duensing Pitching:
        • J. deGrom: Strike looking, deGrom popped out to second
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Granderson reached on an infield single to second
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Walker flied out to center
        • J. Lagares: Ball, Lagares flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Juan Lagares in center
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
        • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rizzo out at second
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Heyward grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kyle Schwarber in left
        • Brian Duensing pitching
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Bruce doubled to deep right
        • L. Duda: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera popped out to first
        • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Bruce to third on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud walked
        • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Reyes flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Lackey: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lackey singled to right center
        • J. Jay: Jay grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lackey out at second
        • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lackey Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson grounded out to first
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Walker flied out to right
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Ball, Cespedes lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Heyward singled to right center
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Heyward out at second
        • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Baez walked
        • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Russell struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lackey Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera homered to right center
        • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, d'Arnaud singled to center
        • J. Reyes: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Reyes grounded into double play shortstop to first, d'Arnaud out at second
        • J. deGrom: deGrom popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay grounded out to second
        • K. Bryant: Bryant reached on an infield single to third
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rizzo walked, Bryant to second
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Zobrist grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rizzo out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lackey Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker singled to left, Granderson to second
        • Y. Cespedes: Cespedes grounded into double play third to second to first, Granderson to third, Walker out at second
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Ball, Bruce homered to right center, Granderson scored
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duda grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Heyward safe at first on shortstop Cabrera fielding error, Heyward to second
        • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Contreras fouled out to first
        • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • A. Russell: Russell intentionally walked
        • J. Lackey: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lackey struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Lackey Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera homered to right center
        • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes flied out to center
        • J. deGrom: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, deGrom struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Jay grounded out to pitcher
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Bryant grounded out to second
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo doubled to left center
        • B. Zobrist: Zobrist flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lackey Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson grounded out to first
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Walker flied out to deep right
        • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Cespedes singled to center
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bruce walked, Cespedes to second
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duda flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)