Recap: The Mets fell to the Cubs, 2-1, at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.
Need to Know: Rafael Montero tossed a gem at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon, hurling a career-high 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Opposing starter Jake Arrieta posted seven scoreless frames, scattering only two hits while striking out nine. Luis Valbuena put the Cubs on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning after singling home Javier Baez. Curtis Granderson’s RBI double in the top of the eighth evened the score, but Starlin Castro connected for a solo shot to give the Cubs the victory.
Game ball: Castro, who’s solo home run proved to be the difference for the Cubs.
What’s next: The Mets will send Bartolo Colon (11-10, 3.85 ERA) to the mound as they conclude their four-game series with the Cubs on Monday at at Citi Field at 12:10 p.m. Kyle Hendricks (4-1, 1.73 ERA) toes the rubber for Chicago.