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Mets lose 1-0 to Cubs after controversial call

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets (15-15) suffered a frustrating 1-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs (19-12) on Wednesday night at Citi Field as the game ended on a controversial call at the plate.

It looked as if Jeff McNeil tied the game with a sacrifice fly as Pete Alonso slid in just ahead of the tag, but the umpire called him out, ending the game. Manager Carlos Mendoza then challenged the play, but the call stood, and the Mets lost.

José Buttó allowed the only run of the game, which came in the fifth as Pete Crow-Armstrong delivered a sacrifice fly. The right-hander struck out six over six innings. Jorge López, Jake Diekman, Adam Ottavino, and Sean Reid-Foley posted scoreless outings.

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The Mets will try to split the four-game series on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. with Adrian Houser on the bump.