Chapman, in his second appearance since being acquired from the Yankees, struck out two and consistently hit 102 mph in his first save for his new team in Thursday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Tyler Saladino doubled off former closer Hector Rondon in the eighth. But Chapman came in with two outs and struck out Cabrera on a 102 mph fastball. Chapman struck out Todd Frazier and got two groundouts in the ninth.
Sale returned from his jersey-trashing suspension and threw six effective innings, but John Lackey outpitched him and Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs to save the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago's rivalry series Thursday night.
Analysis: Sale (14-4) was greeted with smiles and hugs from his teammates following a five-day ban for tearing up 1976-style uniforms he didn't want to wear before his previous scheduled start. He had command issues, but worked out of trouble while allowing two runs and six hits.
Familia had been perfect in the regular season for almost a full calendar year, converting 52 straight save opportunities before Wednesday night's loss against St. Louis. Less than 24 hours later, he blew another one.
Analysis: The Mets steady closer stumbled for a second straight game, allowing two runs in the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat New York 2-1 Thursday for their seventh win in eight games. The All-Star right-hander entered in the top of the ninth with a 1-0 lead and couldn't hold it.
The San Francisco Giants acquired Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.
Analysis: Nunez is batting .296 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs this season for the Twins and was leading the American League with 26 steals at the time of the trade. The move adds some much-needed depth to San Francisco's injury-plagued infield.