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    CHICAGO -- Confidence has returned to the Chicago Cubs in the form of what manager Joe Maddon describes as a couple of slices of Meat Loaf. Authentic Jordan Thomas Jersey .Anthony Rizzo homered twice off Bartolo Colon, Kyle Hendricks pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and the Cubs beat the New York Mets 6-2 Wednesday to take two of three in the rematch of last years NL Championship Series.After entering the All-Star break on a 6-15 skid, the Cubs have taken four of six from AL West-leading Texas and the Mets, who swept them in last years NL Championship Series.A nice homestand. Four out of six aint bad, Maddon said. Eating Meat Loaf twice, Ill take it.The offbeat Maddon calls winning series eating Meat Loaf, a reference to the singers 1977 hit, Two Out of Three Aint Bad.Weve played six really good games since the break, and thats the part that has really stood out to me, Maddon said.A night after the first four-strikeout game of his big league career, Rizzo pulled a slider to right for a solo homer in the third, a drive that would have traveled 451 feet had it landed at ground level unimpeded, according to MLBs Statcast program.Two innings later with a runner on, he sent a fastball into the right-field bleachers -- estimated at 436 feet by Statcast -- for the 11th multihomer game of his career.If they go out just over the yellow line, its just as good, Rizzo said. But those definitely feel good. I just put good swings on the ball.Rizzo also hit a two-run homer in Mondays victory as the Cubs rebounded from a four-game sweep in New York this month. Chicago has won five of its last seven overall.Its really nice, Rizzo said. Its just what we want to do, keep winning series.Hendricks (9-6) gave up seven hits and hasnt allowed an earned run in his last three appearances. He lowered his ERA to 2.27, third best in the majors behind Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner.It seems to go that way when things are kind of going in your favor, you get away with some bad pitches, Hendricks said. That was really the case today.With the Mets wearing 1986 replica road uniforms, Colon (8-5) allowed allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings while laboring on the warm, humid day Maddon described as Instructional League hot.I think mentally I wasnt all there and I paid the consequences, Colon said through a translator.Manager Terry Collins knew it wasnt Colons day when he walked two in the first inning. That led to Addison Russells two-run double, one of his three hits.There are days I havent seen Bartolo throw 15 balls in five innings, let alone in one inning, Collins said. Certainly uncharacteristic, but but youre going to have blips like that once and awhile.Javier Baez added an RBI single off Antonio Bastardo in a three-run fifth for Chicago.New Yorks Wilmer Flores hit his fifth home run in eight games, a two-run drive off Travis Wood in the eighth.The Mets, resting several starters ahead of a series in Miami, wasted chances.Juan Lagares hit into an inning-ending double play with runners at first and third base in the second. James Loney was thrown out at the plate by Jason Heyward to end the fourth when the center fielder charged Kelly Johnsons single and made a perfect one-hop throw to catcher Miguel Montero, who barely had to move his mitt.The last five or six games Ive pitched, Ive had unbelievable defense and theyre scoring runs, Hendricks said. Thats a good recipe for success and wins.AGE OF BARTOLOThe 43-year-old Colon is 219 days older than Cubs president Theo Epstein.TRAINERS ROOMMets: OF Yoenis Cespedes, who returned Monday from a strained right quadriceps, sat out. Collins said Cespedes is not close to being 100 percent. ... 2B Neil Walker and SS Asdrubal Cabrera also rested.Cubs: CF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) was to begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment Wednesday night at Triple-A Iowa.UP NEXTMets: RHP Logan Verrett (3-6) faces Marlins LHP Adam Conley (6-5) on Friday night.Cubs: RHP Jason Hammel (8-5) starts Friday night at Milwaukee and RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-7). Authentic Peter Kalambayi Jersey . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. Authentic Jordan Akins Jersey . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Todd Gurley turned a lot of heads after Sundays 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons?by?saying the Los Angeles Rams were running what looked like a middle school offense and questioning the effort of his teammates. Speaking Tuesday, one day after Jeff Fisher was fired as head coach, Gurley didnt walk those comments back.At the end of the day, the second-year running back said, if anybody seen the game and seen the way we played and seen the whole interview, then you know what I was talking about.Gurley was expressing frustration with a team that was blown out for a third straight time and suffered its eighth loss in a span of nine games. He was chastising an offense that is last in the NFL in first downs, yards and points per game. Perhaps he was also allowing pent-up frustration about his own struggles to spill over.Some on the outside believed Gurleys comments might have been the final push for Fisher to be fired, but Gurley defended the coaching staff during that same interview by saying, Coaches arent out there playing. Coaches dont have anything to do with it. This is about us. Were on the field.I dont think that had anything to do with Coach Fisher [being let go], Rams quarterback Jared Goff said. I think Todd was emotional. We all are. Were all frustrated. He just made some comments.The Rams are 4-9, and Gurley, the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, has beenn held to 740 rushing yards behind a suspect offensive line. Authentic Martinas Rankin Jersey. He ranks 38th among 40 qualified running backs in rushing yards per attempt.On Sunday, the Rams committed five turnovers -- one on the opening kickoff and two others that led directly to touchdowns -- and never stood a chance, despite facing an offense that was without its top two receivers. Gurley, hardly one to express his emotions outwardly, said Sunday, Were just going through the motions. It looks like everybodys just playing to get through.The next day, Fisher was fired, with special-teams coordinator John Fassel taking his place in the interim.It was tough, Gurley said. It was tough on a lot of guys. Coach Fisher, he did a great job. He brought everybody in. We loved him as a coach. We know a lot of people didnt, but at the end of the day, we know what he did for us.The Rams final three games are against divisional opponents, starting with a Thursday night road meeting with the Seattle Seahawks.Gurley said he was just speaking my mind, speaking the truth on how we looked. 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