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Mets top White Sox, Cubs hold off Brewers

2013-06-26T21:00:00Z 2013-09-16T18:46:20Z Mets top White Sox, Cubs hold off BrewersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 26, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

CHICAGO | Shaun Marcum pitched eight shutout innings for his first win of the season, and Eric Young Jr. had three hits and drove in a run to lead the New York Mets to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Marcum (1-9) won for the first time since Oct. 1, 2012, while pitching for Milwaukee. He avoided becoming the first to start a season 0-10 since St. Louis' Anthony Reyes did it in 2007.

Marcum had lost his previous four starts and posted a 9.58 ERA in his last two outings. The veteran right-hander faced just three batters over the minimum. He scattered four hits and pitched around two walks and was helped by good defense behind him.

Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 16 chances.

Chicago's John Danks (1-5) allowed three runs — one earned — on seven hits. He struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.

Cubs 5, Brewers 4: Behind a two-RBI night from Anthony Rizzo and a home run by Ryan Sweeney, the Cubs took a 5-2 lead in the fourth inning and held on.

Juan Francisco hit a ninth inning home run as the Brewers threatened late.

Lansing native Tom Gorzelanny allowed one hit and struck out three in two innings of relief for the Brewers.

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