Wheeler Ks 10, Campbell homers as Mets beat Cubs - KMSP-TV

Wheeler Ks 10, Campbell homers as Mets beat Cubs

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By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Wheeler struck out 10 in a gritty performance, Eric Campbell hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets beat the free-swinging Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday night.

Wheeler (8-8) threw a career-high 120 pitches in 6 2-3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He walked four and hit a batter but overpowered the Cubs in improving to 5-0 in his last nine starts.

The Cubs entered having struck out 77 times in their previous seven games, including 16 on Thursday in a loss to Milwaukee. Five of their first six outs Friday came by the K, and they fanned 14 times overall.

Jenrry Mejia fanned one in a perfect ninth for his 18th save.

Travis Wood (7-10) gave up three runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings to drop to 0-5 in his last 11 starts.

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