Christopher Morel homers in 5th straight as Cubs club Mets

Christopher Morel tied a team record by homering in his fifth straight game, rookie Matt Mervis clubbed a two-run drive and Seiya Suzuki also went deep as the host Chicago Cubs cooled off the New York Mets with a 7-2 victory on Tuesday night.With Chicago ahead 6-2 in the seventh, Morel added some historic insurance with a ball well into the left-field bleachers. He’s the first Cub to homer in five straight since Sammy Sosa (1998). Called up May 9, Morel has homered nine times in his first 12 games – only the fourth player since 1901 to accomplish that feat.Mervis had three RBIs and Drew Smyly (5-1) allowed two runs, four hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings for the Cubs, who regrouped following a 2-7 road trip.Pete Alonso clubbed his league-leading 18th homer and had two RBIs for the Mets, who were riding a five-game winning streak. Brandon Nimmo added three hits.New York’s Tylor Megill (5-3), moved up a day so scheduled starter Kodai Senga could pitch on extra rest Wednesday, lasted just 3 2/3 innings. He was charged with six runs – four earned – and also yielded six hits while fanning five.Chicago opened the scoring when Suzuki led off the second by sending Megill’s pitch into the center-field batter’s eye. The Cubs made it 4-0 with an RBI infield single by Yan Gomes and Mervis’ opposite drive into the left-center field bleachers.