The Cubs earned their third straight win Saturday at Citi Field, with Scott Feldman going seven strong innings in a 5-2 win over the New York Mets.

Feldman allowed one run on two hits, improving to 6-5.

Feldman helped his own cause with a two-run single in the fourth, and then made a head-first slide into third on a single by Darwin Barney.

The Mets sliced the deficit to 2-1 on back-to-back doubles in the fourth by Daniel Murphy and David Wright, but the Cubs broke it open in the eighth on a bases-loaded walk to Cody Ransom and a ground rule, two-run double by Starlin Castro.

Leading 5-2 in the eighth, closer Kevin Gregg gave up a leadoff single to Marlon Byrd before Ransom committed a one out error. But John Buck popped up for the second out and Juan Lagares flied out to end it.

With David DeJesus out for a three weeks at the least with a right shoulder sprain, the Cubs will need another outfielder and lead-off man against right-handers.

Manager Dale Sveum said they'll make a decision on whom to call up "after our bullpen gets back into shape." Reliever Shawn Camp replaced DeJesus on the roster for now, so the bench is short for the time being.

"We have pitchers who can hit," Sveum said. "It might be one of those things where you just stick with the pitcher for a while and see what happens that way. We have Travis Wood and Feldman, they all can swing that bat to where if you get in a bind late in a game, or even early in a game, you can use one of those guys and not spend a (position player)."
Sveum said Brett Jackson still needs to develop, and mentioned Dave Sappelt as a possible call-up option.