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Cubs Blowout Mets Thanks To Offensive Breakout

Last updated on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

(CHICAGO, IL) - The Chicago Cubs scored five runs in the second and four more in the seventh as they pounded the New York Mets 11-1.

Starlin Castro capped the second-inning rally with a two-run single and finished with three runs batted in during the game.

Carlos Zambrano came in as a pinch hitter in the seventh and hit a two-run single.

Ryan Dempster allowed a run in his seven innings to improve to 3-4.

Jonathan Niese took the loss for New York, dropping to 3-5 as the Mets have lost three straight games.

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