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Mets Headed To Fifth World Series After Sweeping Cubs

Daniel Murphy Powers Mets to World Series

MetsSweepSeeking their first championship since 1986, The New York Mets are headed to their fifth World Series after sweeping their NL East rival Chicao Cubs on Wednesday. The Mets completed a dissection of the Cubs with a four-game sweep of punctuated by a 8-3 victory in Game 4 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field.

Slumping Lucas Duda erupted with five RBIs, matching the most in a postseason game in franchise history. The pennant-clinching victory capped the first four-game postseason sweep in the franchise’s 54-year history. The Amazins became only the sixth team in major league history to never trail while sweeping a best-of-seven series, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

mets fansWhile we’re talking about making history, Daniel Murphy’s two-run homer in the eighth gave him a long ball in six straight games. That’s a new postseason record. Murphy entered the night tied with Carlos Beltran, who homered in five straight postseason games with the Houston Astros in 2004. Beltran signed for seven years, $119 million with the Mets that winter.

For the Mets, it’s celebration time and then a few days off as they wait to see where they’ll be playing Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. The Mets will face either the Kansas City Royals or the Toronto Blue Jays. The win in Game 4 is a big one for New York, as it will allow Terry Collins to set his rotation as he sees fit for the World Series. Not needing Matt Harvey twice in the NLCS should almost guarantee he’ll be available twice as well.

As for the Cubs, there’s time to reflect on a wonderful season and look ahead to what promises to be an exciting future. The Cubs remain in search of their first World Series title since 1908.


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