NEW YORK -- Anthony Rizzo scored the tying run in the sixth inning Monday afternoon and hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Second baseman Javier Baez added a long two-run homer in the ninth inning for the Cubs (54-70), who won the final two games of the four-game weekend wraparound series.
The Mets (59-67) had just four hits, the franchise record-tying fifth straight game in which they were limited to four hits or less.
The Cubs were shut out through five innings by Mets right-hander Carlos Torres, who made an emergency start in place of right-hander Bartolo Colon, before Rizzo led off the sixth with a double against left-hander Dana Eveland.
First baseman Rizzo scored one out later on an RBI single by third baseman Luis Valbuena (3-for-4).
Right-hander Buddy Carlyle (1-1) relieved Eveland and retired the first six batters he faced before Rizzo homered to right-center.
Rizzo's 28th homer of the season -- second-most in the National League -- made a winner out of right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three in his seventh major league start. Hendricks (5-1) has allowed two runs or less in each of his last six starts as he lowered his ERA to 1.66.
Right-hander Neil Ramirez threw a perfect eighth and right-hander Hector Rondon earned his 18th save with a one-hit ninth.
First baseman Lucas Duda homered in the fourth for the Mets.
Torres, who pitched in relief on Friday and Sunday, learned Monday morning he would start in place of Colon, who flew home to the Dominican Republic to be with his critically ill mother. He is the third pitcher in Mets history to start a game the day after he pitched in relief.
Torres allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six. He struck out the side in the first inning, which he ended by whiffing Rizzo -- whom Torres struck out to end the eighth inning Sunday.
NOTES: The 12:10 p.m. ET start made it impossible for the Mets to place scheduled starter Bartolo Colon on the bereavement list prior to Monday's game, but manager Terry Collins said the Mets would do so Tuesday, when the Mets begin a five-game West Coast swing in Oakland. ... Mets RHP Matt Harvey (Tommy John surgery) threw in the bullpen Monday morning. ... Mets 3B David Wright, who sat out Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch in the left shoulder Saturday night, returned to the lineup. ... Cubs LHP Felix Doubront (calf) threw six innings Sunday in his second rehab start for Triple-A Iowa. ... Cubs OF Matt Szczur started in left field and batted eighth in his first major league start.