Starlin Castro blasted a solo homer in the top of the ninth to lift the Cubs in a 2-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Luis Valbuena added an RBI single earlier in the game as Chicago stopped a three-game slide. Jake Arrieta struck out nine over seven shutout innings while Pedro Strop [[ strope ]] got the win and Hector Rondon [[ ron-DOAN ]] notched his 17th save. Rafael Montero allowed a run over seven-and-a-third innings while Jenrry Mejia [[ HEN-ree may-HEE-uh ]] took the loss for New York. Curtis Granderson tied the game in the eighth with an RBI single but the Mets lost their fourth in six games.