Daniel Murphy sent the Mets to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning when he belted a two-run home run just inside the foul pole down the right field line against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Murphy now has five post-season home runs, setting a new Mets record.
Murphy has also homered in four consecutive playoff games. If he were to homer in Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday, he would tie Carlos Beltran‘s record set in 2004 with the Astros.
Three of Murphy’s playoff home runs have come against NL Cy Young contenders. He homered against Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NLDS and again in Game 4, then went yard off of Zack Greinke for the deciding run in Game 5’s clincher, and took Arrieta deep on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.
Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.
In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”
“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.
Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.
Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.