CHICAGO — The Cubs’ missed opportunities cost them Tuesday night against the Mets. Rene Rivera smacked an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift New York to a 2-1 victory at Wrigley Field and even the series at one win apiece. CloserJeurys Familia picked up his Major League-leading 33rd save by escaping a no-out, bases-loaded jam.

“He’s a special guy,” Mets manager Terry Collins said of Familia, who is tied for fourth in Major League history with 49 consecutive regular-season save conversions. “That’s why I think he’s as good as there is in baseball.” READ more