NEW YORK -- Anthony Rizzo scored the tying run in the sixth inning Monday afternoon and hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Second baseman Javier Baez added a long two-run homer in the ninth inning for the Cubs, who won the final two games of the four-game weekend wraparound series.
The Mets had just four hits, the franchise record-tying fifth straight game in which they were limited to four hits or less.
The Cubs were shut out through five innings by Mets right-hander Carlos Torres, who made an emergency start in place of right-hander Bartolo Colon, before Rizzo led off the sixth with a double against left-hander Dana Eveland. Rizzo scored one out later on an RBI single by third baseman Luis Valbuena (3-for-4).
Rizzo's 28th homer of the season -- second most in the National League -- made a winner out of right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three in his seventh big league start. Hendricks (5-1) has allowed two runs or less in each of his last six starts as he's lowered his ERA to 1.66.
Phillies 4, Mariners 1
PHILADELPHIA -- Jerome Williams pitched seven strong innings and Andres Blanco hit his first homer in over three years on Monday night as Philadelphia beat Seattle.
Williams, making his second start for Philadelphia since he was claimed off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Aug. 7, allowed one run and three hits to record his first decision with his new club. He struck out four and walked three.
Philadelphia reliever Ken Giles struck out the side while working out of a jam in the eighth, and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 29th save.
Braves 7, Pirates 3
PITTSBURGH -- Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons led off the game with back-to-back
home runs as the Atlanta scored six runs in the first inning and held on to defeat Pittsburgh.
Heyward hit right-hander Vance Worley's third pitch of the game deep into the right-field stands. Two pitches later, Simmons homered into the left-field bleachers.
Heyward had three hits and two RBIs as the Braves extended their overall winning streak to four games while snapping an eight-game road losing streak. He drove in the game's final run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after leading off a game with a home run for the third time this season and sixth time in his career.
The Braves entered the night six games in back of the Washington Nationals in the National League East.
The Pirates dropped their sixth straight game for their longest losing streak since 2012 and fell six games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL East.