Tom Glavine joined pitching's 300-win club with a vintage performance, changing speeds and fooling hitters in the New York Mets 8-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
The stylish left-hander is the 23rd major leaguer with 300 victories with nervous family and friends looking on from near the Mets' dugout on the first-base side.
Glavine left with a 5-run lead after 6 and a-third innings, and New York's bullpen held off the Cubs. Glavine is the fifth lefty to win 300. He's the first since former teammate Greg Maddux reached the milestone in 2004 while with the Cubs.
The Wrigley Field crowd of 41,599 gave Glavine a standing ovation when he departed in the seventh. Glavine allowed 2 runs and 6 hits, struck out 1 and walked 1.
He left after Angel Pagan doubled on his 102nd pitch, getting a high 5 from manager Willie Randolph on the mound and a standing ovation as he left the field. Glavine also drove in a run. He's 10-6 this year. Cubs starter Jason Marquis fell to 8-7.