CHICAGO (CBSNewYork/AP) — What has gotten into this man?
Does anybody know?
Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy homered for the fifth consecutive postseason game on Tuesday night, matching the major league record.
Murphy drove a 2-1 pitch from Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks into the bleachers in right-center with two outs in the third inning of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series. Murphy’s tiebreaking solo shot was his sixth homer this postseason, breaking Mike Piazza’s franchise career record.
Carlos Beltran, who played with the Mets and is now with the Yankees, also homered in five straight postseason games for Houston in 2004.
Murphy hit a career-high 14 homers this season. The homers during his playoff streak have come against Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Hendricks.
The Mets lead the NLCS 3-0 and are now a win away from their first World Series appearance since 2000.
Game 4 is scheduled for Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
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