New York Mets defeat Chicago Cubs, 4-1

CHICAGO - Francisco Rodriguez can't help but feel disappointed by the direction the Mets' season has turned, and his resulting inactivity as the closer.

Still, K-Rod didn't show much rust Sunday.

Nelson Figueroa posted a career-high 10 strikeouts, the Mets chased Carlos Zambrano with five consecutive one-out hits in the fourth inning and Rodriguez tossed a scoreless ninth as the Mets salvaged their series finale against the Cubs with a 4-1 victory at Wrigley Field. Rodr...