Mets' Daniel Murphy sets mark with homer in sixth straight playoff game

— -- CHICAGO -- New York Mets second baseman  Daniel Murphy's home run binge is now historic.

Murphy delivered a two-run homer Wednesday night in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

Murphy's blast marked his sixth straight postseason game with a homer, setting a major league record as the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 for the sweep to advance to the World Series for the first time in 15 years.

Murphy entered the night tied with Carlos Beltran, who homered in five straight games with the Houston Astros during the 2004 postseason.

Beltran went on to sign a seven-year, $119 million contract with the Mets that offseason.

Murphy will become a free agent after the World Series.

Murphy's shot off Cubs reliever Fernando Rodney put the Mets ahead 8-1. Cubs rookie Kris Bryant got both runs back with a homer of his own in the bottom of the inning.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.