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Peterson Tagged Early, Mets Fall to Cubs 6-3 And Get Swept

New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts to striking out during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts to striking out during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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New York (AP) -- David Peterson got only one out and the slumping New York Mets fell behind early Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss that completed a three-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs.

The NL East leaders lost their fifth consecutive home game and dropped to 5-7 in a 16-game stretch against Washington, Pittsburgh, Miami and Chicago — all more than 20 games under .500 this season.