CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs believe that no deficit is too big for them to overcome — and they’re starting to back that up with their play.
Dexter Fowler scored the tiebreaking run on a passed ball in the seventh inning and also homered, and the Cubs rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep.
“When we get down nobody’s panicking, nobody’s saying, `We can’t do this,’ ” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.
“There was a great believability in the group that we could do it, and obviously we did.”
Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Matt Szczur each had RBI hits as the Cubs earned their first four-game sweep of New York since August 1992. The win also was the 800th for Maddon as a manager.
Anthony Recker had a pair of solo home runs to pace the Mets, but the backup catcher’s failure to hold onto a slider from reliever Hansel Robles in the seventh allowed the go-ahead run to score.
With runners at the corners and two outs, Robles’ pitch just off the plate deflected off Recker’s glove and rolled toward the first base dugout.
Fowler scored easily from third on the play.