MLB wrap: Cubs sweep 4-game series from Mets in New York for first time since 1991

The Cubs are no strangers to long droughts, and they snapped another one Sunday against the Mets.
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With a 2-0 win, the Cubs swept the Mets in New York for the first time since 1991. The four-game sweep was made complete with seven shutout innings from Jon Lester, who also struck out seven batters while improving to 6-2 this season.

The Cubs have now won seven of their last eight and four in a row to move within two games of the Brewers in the National League Central. Chicago is also second in MLB with a plus-93 run differential

Diamondbacks (31-27) at Giants (29-30) 10:00 p.m. ET Both teams have rediscovered form in recent games, but the National League West has been a bit mediocre this season. Arizona will send Zack Godley (5-4, 4.38 ERA) to the mound. After a hot start, Godley has just one win since the end of April. The Diamondbacks lead the division, but every team is within six games of the top spot.

Belt, 30, is batting.307 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs through 53 games. The All-Star also ranks 10th in MLB with a.950 OPS and ninth with a.403 on-base percentage.

The struggling Giants (28-30) could be headed for an even bigger slump in Belt’s absence.

Defensive end got a lot stronger with Khalil Mack now flanked by former starting strongside linebacker Oakland Raiders Jersey Bruce Irvin in his new regular role with the hopes of a better bookend pass rush for Guenther.

The other returnees Mario Edwards Jr. and tackles Eddie Vanderdoes and Justin Ellis. Gone from the roster, though, are Denico Autry and Womens Sean Taylor Jersey Jihad Ward. Three rookies — tackles P.J. Hall and Maurice Hurst and end Arden Key — have joined the group, and former 49ers end Tank Carradine was signed for extra help against the run.