Slumping Lucas Duda erupted with five RBIs — matching the most in a postseason game in franchise history — and the Amazin’s completed a sweep of the Chicago Cubs with an 8-3 win in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
The pennant-clinching victory capped the first four-game postseason sweep in the franchise’s 54-year history. The Mets 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.
And how about this for 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.