Carlos Beltran

Mets complete sweep of Cubs in NLCS

Mets complete sweep of Cubs in NLCS

Daniel Murphy hit a home run for a record sixth consecutive postseason game, and the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 8-3, Wednesday night to sweep the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.

"I can't explain it. It's such a blessing to contribute to what we've been able to do," the second baseman said.

First baseman Lucas Duda hit a three-run home run in the first inning, doubled twice and drove in five runs in front of 42,227 at Wrigley Field.

By earning their fifth NL pennant, the Mets advanced to the World Series for the first time since losing to the New York Yankees in five games in...