• Mets 5 Cubs 4: There are so many ways to lose a game, but probably none more humiliating than walking in the winning run. Michael Wuertz did that Monday night when he walked Carlos Delgado and the Mets completed a great comeback.

    Tom Glavine wasn’t at his best and Chicago jumped out to a 4-0 lead. David Wright cut that in half with a home run that barely cleared the fence in right. In the sixth, the Mets tied the game off of a LoDuca double and an Easley sacrifice fly.

    That set up the bottom of the ninth. The Cubs got the first two outs, but a single by Reyes and a stolen base put the winning run on second. After Endy Chavez walked on four pitches, Lou Pinella made the questionable decision, when you consider that his pitcher had completely lost the strike zone, to intentionally walk Carlos Beltran. Carlos Delgado drew the third walk of the inning and the Mets improved to 24-13.

  • Cleveland 87 Nets 85: New Jersey had their chances, but terrible fourth quarter shooting and Vince Carter losing the ball out of bounds in the final seconds sealed their fate. They will now head back to Cleveland for a do-or-die game on Wednesday.