Video: Daniel Murphy homers in record-tying fifth straight postseason game

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Daniel Murphy remains scorching hot for the Mets.

The second baseman went deep in the top of the third inning Tuesday night off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks to give New York a 2-1 lead in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

That’s now five straight postseason games in which Murphy has homered, tying Carlos Beltran (2004) for the record. Watch this one fly out to center at Wrigley Field …

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Murphy, an impending free agent, is making himself some money this October.

Chicago answered with a Jorge Soler solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-2. New York carried a 2-0 series lead into Game 3.