Mets grab 2-0 series edge over Cubs

The Mets moved to within two games of advancing to the World Series with a 4-1 win over the Cubs.

The New York Mets took the momentum from Game 5 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers and never looked back. The Amazin's built their seies lead to 2-0 over the Cubs with another stellar win at Citi Field on Sunday night. Starter Noah Syndergaard threw 5 2/3 innings allowing three hits, one run, while striking out nine Cubs. 

Another dominating performance from the Mets bullpen saw the combination of Jon Niese, Addison Reed, Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia throw 3 1/3 innings; surrendereing just two hits and no runs.

Who else but Daniel Murphy provided first inning fireworks with his two-run home run off Jake Arrieta. David Wright finally snapped out of his offensive malaise driving a double over center fielder Dexter Fowler to plate the Mets first run of the game,

After seven games Murphy tied Mike Piazza for the most playoff home runs in franchise history with five. 

The three run edge was all the pitching staff needed as the Cubs bats went quietly into the night. Kris Bryant's double off Syndergaard in the sixth inning drove in Chicago's lone run of the game. 

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes registered his first RBI of the series in the third inning on an infield hit that scored Granderson. 

New York held serve at home winning the first two games of the series, and beat the Cubs top two pitchers in Jon Lester and Arrieta in the process.

The Mets head to Wrigley Field for Game 3 and hand Jacob deGrom the ball to face Kyle Hendricks. 

First pitch is set for 8:07 ET on Tuesday, October 20. 

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