The Mets have lost four straight games, including two in a row to the Cubs, who improved their record to 26-48 but maintained the worst record in the major leagues.
For a few drowsy hours, they flailed their bats about, floating baseballs harmlessly into the blustery air above Wrigley Field, bowling others softly through the stadiumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s checkered grass. They snapped their gloves at balls that eluded them like butterflies.
Dayan Viciedo homered and drove in four runs, Alex Rios delivered a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, and the White Sox rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6.
Justin Verlander got his first win in a month in a 5-3 victory, pitching eight solid innings and helping himself with a pair of sacrifices as Detroit capped an encouraging 4-2 interleague road trip through Cincinnati and Chicago.
Once again, while shooting a Mexican national team soccer match at Soldier Field, I was shocked that the public address information was all in Spanish despite the fact that a large portion of those in attendance were supporting Bosnia-Herzegovina.