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The Chicago Cubs' 107-year World Series dream is hanging by a thread

The Mets won again to take a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.

DANIEL MURPHY BELTED a home run and Curtis Granderson scored twice, powering the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 4-1 in their Major League Baseball playoff series last night.

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.

“It’s great, but we can’t take anything for granted,” said Granderson, a Chicago native. “Their fans are going to be enthusiastic and energetic. It’s going to be a great atmosphere.”

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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Either the Mets or Cubs will face the American League champion, the Kansas City Royals or Toronto Blue Jays, in the World Series starting 27 October.

The Mets defeated Cubs star right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta, who had not lost since 25 July in compiling a 22-6 season record, and delivered the victory for rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard on a chilly night.

- © AFP, 2015

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