Although the Mets (0-8) extended their homerless streak to 11 games, they scored 26 runs. But the opposition hit .326, scored 48 runs and won three one-run games from New York, a loser in 26 of its last 35.
Baseball's Sunshine Boys, the play-by-day Cubs (2-5), saw few rays of hope during their home stand. It took a three-run ninth to defeat Houston 8-7 and avoid being the first team in modern league history to lose an entire season series. Five singles got the job done and left the Cubs 1-11 against the Astros.
MONT 74-62 PHIL 72-62 PITT 72-64 ST. L. 60-74 NY 59-77 CHI 52-82