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Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Mets 4

Here's a quick look at the Cubs' come-from-behind win on Saturday.

How it happened: Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez saved the day for reliever Kerry Wood. Ramirez’s two-run, two-out single in the ninth inning gave the Cubs a 5-4 victory. Four Mets’ errors led to three unearned runs. Another solid outing by starter Randy Wells was wasted as the Mets came back from a three-run deficit for the second consecutive day to take a 4-3 eighth inning lead. Wells was seeking his sixth straight win; he took a shutout into the eighth inning before leaving with two on and nobody out. Wood gave up three hits and two runs, but he became the fortunate winner thanks to Ramirez.

What it means: Shortstop Starlin Castro had two hits on Saturday, adding to his NL lead. He now has 186 hits on the year.

Outside the box: Andrew Cashner pitched a shutout inning on Friday night. It was his first appearance in the major leagues since injuring his right rotator cuff April 5 in his first start.

Next: Matt Garza (8-10, 3.52 ERA) takes on Miguel Batista (4-2, 3.92) in a special Sept. 11 tribute game on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.”