Mets beat Cubs for 2-0 edge in playoff series


NEW YORK: Daniel Murphy belted a home run and Curtis Granderson scored twice, powering the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Sunday in their Major League Baseball playoff series. The Mets seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series, which shifts to Chicago for game three on Tuesday. The Cubs seek their first World Series title since 1908 and their first World Series appearance in 70 years, while the Mets have not won the crown since 1986 and have not played in the World Series in 15 years.



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