The Mets have advanced to the World Series for the first time since 2000. The Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Cubs in the National League Championship Series with an 8-3 win at Wrigley Field. Daniel Murphy homered for an MLB-record sixth straight playoff game for New York, which will face either the Royals or Blue Jays in the Fall Classic.
The Royals hold a 3-2 lead in the ALCS. Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer during a four-run first inning and finished with five RBI. Bartolo Colon picked up the win in relief. Kris Bryant belted a two-run homer for the Cubs, who never led at any point in the series. Chicago starter Jason Hammel allowed five runs while recording only four outs to take the loss.