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.

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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.

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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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