WASHINGTON — Sweep complete. The New York Mets have advanced to the World Series for the first time since 2000.
The Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 Wednesday night, winning the National League Championship Series four-games-to-none.
Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning as the Mets never trailed at any point in the series.
Daniel Murphy homered for the sixth-straight postseason game, a new Major League record.