As the Cubs’ front office worked deep into the night to prepare for Thursday’s draft, the team on the field also worked deep into the night – and did nothing to help next year’s draft.

The Cubs’ 5-4 victory over the New York Mets – on the strength of a shutdown bullpen effort and three RBIs from Starlin Castro – dropped the Cubs from first to the No. 2 position in next year’s draft with 106 games to play.

Owners of the worst record in the majors for the past week, the Cubs moved to second-worst, ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Their second straight victory was their fifth in the past six home games.

It was also their second consecutive one-run victory – after managing just two in their first 54 games (of 12 one-run games).