NEW YORK (AP) _ Victor Caratini’s second home run of the night was a three-run blast in the seventh inning that gave the Chicago Cubs a 4-1 victory and a three-game sweep of the New York Mets.

Caratini also belted a solo shot in the second, one inning after J.D. Davis put New York ahead with a long drive to center.

Jon Lester worked six innings as Chicago climbed within 1 1/2 games of the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals.