NEW YORK (AP) - Derrek Lee homered twice and drove in three runs in his return to the lineup, leading Rich Harden and the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Harden struck out 10, all swinging, and Aramis Ramirez also had a two-run homer for Chicago, which scored its most runs since beating the Mets 11-4 last Saturday. Jeff Baker had two hits and is batting .330 (38 for 115) since he was acquired from Colorado on July 2.
Harden pitched five effective innings and the Cubs won for the third time in seven games. The right-hander allowed two runs, one earned, and seven hits to improve to 4-2 with a 2.40 ERA since the All-Star break.