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Mets drop series opener to Cubs, 3-1

It was a chilly 39 degrees at first pitch as the Mets opened a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, and it seemed like the Mets’ offense just couldn’t get hot in a 3-1 loss to the Cubs.

A 432-foot solo home run in the top of the fifth by J.D. Davis was the only run they put up. Davis accounted for two of the Mets’ six hits.

Davis had both his first multihit game of the season and the first multierror game of his career.

Davis’ first error came in the bottom of the third when he bounced a throw that first baseman Pete Alonso couldn’t glove. That allowed Willson Contreras to reach base with two outs and the first run to score off Mets starter Taijuan Walker.

In the fifth inning, Davis struggled to get rid of the ball on what should have been a routine play. After scooping up an infield hit by Kris Bryant, he took four steps before throwing late to Alonso at first.

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