New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy homered in his fifth straight game on Tuesday.
Murphy is now tied with Carlos Beltran for the most consecutive postseason games with a home run. Beltran hit a home run in five straight playoff games for the Houston Astros in 2004.
It brought Murphy’s playoff batting average to .367 with six home runs and nine RBIs.
The Mets topped the Cubs 5–2 to take a 3–0 series lead behind seven strong innings from pitcher Jacob deGrom.
- Kenny Ducey